Michael Douglas: "The Tumor Is Gone"

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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...Read Full Story

Pal: Michael Douglas Will Attend Golden Globes

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Michael Douglas is undergoing cancer treatment, but he's not going to let that get in the way of attending the Golden Globe awards next month. The actor will be taking it easy until the show, in hopes that he'll be able to be in the audience if he wins Best Supporting Actor for Wall Street 2. His friend Alan Burry revealed: "Michael would like to go to the Golden Globes. He is planning on going. Michael can't yet return to work and he can't work out physically, he has been ordered to take...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Says His Kids Have Been 'So Supportive' Through Cancer Battle

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Michael Douglas completed radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer eight weeks ago, and he's amazed at how well his children Dylan and Carys have coped with his illness. He told People magazine: "Dylan and Carys have been so amazing and supportive throughout all of this." Friends credit Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones for helping him deal with the disease. One pal said: "Catherine is a strong woman and very practical. There's no two ways about it -- that's the Welsh in her...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Can't Wait to Have a Glass of Wine

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Michael Douglas recently completed a gruelling course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on a tumor in his throat, and he's seriously looking forward to being able to enjoy a glass of wine again once his treatment is complete.He said: “I’ve always been a positive person, and I will kick this thing. But on the other hand the processes that they are using to eliminate it will take their toll.“A lot of my  energy has gone and I have increased soreness in my mouth. But overall I feel good. And I’m...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Is 'Focused on His Recovery'

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Following a recent round of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for throat cancer, Michael Douglas is "doing as well as can be expected," says his long-time friend and publicist Allen Burry. Burry told People magazine: "“Michael is totally focused on his recovery. It’s been very difficult but his doctors are very pleased with how he responded to treatment. They think he’s doing really well. He’s doing as well as can be expected.“Michael hasn’t changed his will recently, and he isn’t...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Says Cancer Has Brought Him Closer to Children

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Michael Douglas is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumor at the base of his tongue, and he hasn’t tried to hide his condition from his children, 10-year-old Dylan and seven-year-old Carys.Michael has also been honest with them about the imprisonment of their older half-brother Cameron, who was handed a five-year jail sentence in April after pleading guilty to dealing methamphetamine and cocaine.He said: “The children have been fantastically supportive. I...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Says Cancer Diagnosis Came at the Best Possible Time

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Michael Douglas was recently diagnosed with cancer, and the actor is really taking the news in stride. He's even making jokes about it already! He says he's going to be laid up in bed (after chemotherapy and radiation treatment) while some great sports are in season. He said: “I don’t have anything to do thank goodness. You couldn’t pick a better time. Tennis has never been better. College football just started - so the sport looks really good.” Michael, who has two children, Dylan, 10...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Characterizes Cancer as a 'Little Slump'

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Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer last month, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. But you know what? He's Michael Douglas, and he's going to show that cancer who's boss.He said: “This just looks to me like a guy who’s had a pretty darn good batting average for a long time, who had a little slump this year and will get out of it.”While Michael’s wife, Catherine Zeta Jones, can’t bear to watch her husband undergo treatment for his illness, they decided to...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Thinks His Lifestyle Led to Cancer

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As he opens up about his battle with the deadly disease, Michael Douglas says that he believes his throat cancer was caused by drinking alcohol.The Oscar-winning actor -- who has two children Dylan, 10, and seven-year-old Carys with wife Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as 31-year-old Cameron with former spouse Diandra -- admits his lifestyle has contributed to him contracting the disease, which he says is at an “advanced state."He said: "I've got cancer. I found out about three weeks ago. It's...Read Full Story

Michael Douglas Says Ex-Wife Not Entitled to 'Wall Street' Money

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Michael Douglas’ lawyers hit out at the actor's ex Diandra Douglas after she demanded 40 percent of the money he earned from the upcoming movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Diandra divorced the 65-year-old star in 2000.Marilyn B. Chinitz, Michael’s lawyer, told a judge in a New York court: “It’s enough. It’s time for Ms. Douglas to move on and let Mr. Douglas move on and enjoy his life without having to concern himself with someone trying to claw back moneys that they’re not entitled to...Read Full Story