August 17th, 2010
05:05 PM ET

What a throat tumor can mean

Actor Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat, his representative revealed this week. It’s unclear from the statement what type of tumor or where, exactly, it is located. The 65-year-old actor will begin eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, the rep said.

Cancer can develop in the lower or upper part of the throat, vocal cords, tonsils or various areas of the voice box.

The toll of head and neck cancers (which includes throat cancer) can be tough – causing difficulty speaking or swallowing.

The United States has about 25,000 new cases and about 6,000 deaths every year.

Douglas’ doctors expect the actor to make a full recovery, his representative said. Doctors find tumor in Michael Douglas' throat

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  1. CutTheCarb

    Michael Douglas will be better off by cutting all the carbs. Maybe he can take a look at this video: http://bit.ly/950WH3
    We wish this great actor a quick recovery!

    August 19, 2010 at 05:17 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gbrodie

      He will survive he has access to the best medical care money can buy. He has millions, can afford the very best. No denial or rationing of his healthcare. I hope and pray he is cured. I think he is a good person.

      August 19, 2010 at 16:37 | Report abuse |
  2. alumette

    He certainly is a generous man. I saw him give money to a homeless person with grace and kindness. I wish him a safe treatment and recovery. Can't be a fun thing going through that.

    August 19, 2010 at 22:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Randi

    Very well worded!


    March 5, 2021 at 02:20 | Report abuse | Reply

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