Michael Douglas: "The Tumor Is Gone"

Michael Douglas Smiling After Leaving Dentist In New York Actor Michael Douglas seen smiling after visiting the dentist in the Upper West Side of New York City. **Mandatory Credit: Brian Flannery/Flynetpictures.com** (Photo Agency)more pics » Michael Douglas (Photo Agency) Michael Douglas has defeated his throat tumor like he said he would.

Douglas tells Matt Lauer: "I feel good, relieved. The tumor is gone."

The Wall Street 2 actor underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiation over the last year and lost a visible amount of weight. He says he's regained an appetite and is on his way back to a healthy place.

"I lost about 32 pounds," he told Lauer on a Tuesday taping of The Today Show. "And I've put about 12 back. But, I mean, I got another 20, 25 to go."

Douglas will have to be checked out on a monthly basis, but he says odds are that he is cancer-free.

"What I know about this particular type of cancer [is] that I've got it beat. I guess there's not a total euphoria. But it's been a wild six month ride," he says.

Douglas, who has kept a strong-willed mentality during his illness, says the support of family and friends -- including wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and his two young kids Carys and Dillon -- is what ultimately helped him in his fight.

"All of a sudden the affection from my family, from my friends, and from my fans hit me at a much deeper level than I would have ever imagined before. And it gave me a really new appreciation of just how valuable, how precious good friends are and family," he says.

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