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    Michael Douglas Hopes to Beat "Intense" Cancer

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Douglas said on Tuesday he felt optimistic about recovering from throat cancer but drew gasps when he told a television audience he had the most advanced stage.

    The 65-year-old "Wall Street" actor told TV talk-show host David Letterman that a biopsy indicated that his cancer was at stage IV, which he described as "intense, and so they've got to go at it ..."

    Letterman asked whether stage IV was a good diagnosis.

    "Um no," Douglas replied, according to a transcript provided by CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

    Stage IV cancer has spread far beyond the original tumor and is usually impossible to cure.

    "No, you like to be down at stage I ... but it has not -- the big thing you're always worried about is it spreading ... and the expectations are good ...

    "The percentages are very good," Douglas added. "I would hate to say, but right now, it looks like it should be 80 percent, and with certain hospitals and everything, it does improve."

    According to the National Cancer Institute, patients with stage IV head and neck caner usually undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

    Douglas told Letterman that his cancer was caused by his drinking and smoking.

    He said his throat had been bothering him for a while, and a multitude of doctors put him through a battery of tests in the early summer, but had found nothing.

    After a summer break, he underwent a biopsy, which revealed his advanced cancer.

    He expressed frustration with the doctors who could not find anything, "because I was on it early in the summer and started complaining about something, but they couldn't see it then."

    Douglas is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, with whom he has two children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7.

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    Watching this on Letterman right now... Damn... Does not look good...
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    Would be devastating for Kirk to see his son go before him. Hoping for his speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Watching this on Letterman right now... Damn... Does not look good...
    It sucks because I have always kind of liked his acting abilities and he seems like a decent human being. If he should pass, I hope he gets one last victory in court over that blood-sucking ex wife of his. Talk about gold digging greed but then again it's gotta sting knowing he upgraded to Catherine Zeta Jones after her!
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    Calling dibs on Jones!
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    damn shame. I always dug him. I'll be happy to offer my shoulder for Catherine to cry on.

    I wonder if Ed's cancer-curing Jersey hook-up is still working?
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    I watched this today on youtube. I was real impressed with Douglas' attitude given the seriousness of it.

    I actually thought Letterman asked some uncomfortable questions. I've met more than one person with cancer but would never ask them what their percentage of survival is. I'll ask others who might know but not the person themselves. I don't know, just seems a little too awkward to me.

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    I actually thought Letterman asked some uncomfortable questions.
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    Letterman was fine. The moment at the end when they hugged will turn into a classic TV moment.
    Michael Douglas seems very beaten down by the past year, understandably. Unfortunatly, there seems a fear in his eyes that makes me think he may not be with us much longer, and thats a tragedy.
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    Yeah the hug was a great moment and the interview was good. Not bashing Letterman at all, just saying I was a little suprised by the question of Douglas' chances to survive. I'd have a hard time asking someone that point blank question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamalama View Post
    It sucks because I have always kind of liked his acting abilities and he seems like a decent human being. If he should pass, I hope he gets one last victory in court over that blood-sucking ex wife of his. Talk about gold digging greed but then again it's gotta sting knowing he upgraded to Catherine Zeta Jones after her!
    Decent human being? Maybe she is a little bitter over the fact that he was banging everything in a skirt and there was rumors that he was treated for being a sex addict. She tried to work thing out for over 22 yrs, separating from him a few times but kept taking him back when he came crawling. There is usually two sides to a story although you will read the most from the side that has the better PR team.

    That being said, I don't wish cancer on anyone and have always enjoyed his movies. I hope that he has a speedy recovery especially for his children and wife's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Decent human being? Maybe she is a little bitter over the fact that he was banging everything in a skirt and there was rumors that he was treated for being a sex addict. She tried to work thing out for over 22 yrs, separating from him a few times but kept taking him back when he came crawling. There is usually two sides to a story although you will read the most from the side that has the better PR team.

    That being said, I don't wish cancer on anyone and have always enjoyed his movies. I hope that he has a speedy recovery especially for his children and wife's sake.
    I said a decent human(meaning in a philanthropic sense), not a good husband.Besides, who knows, she could have been a cold, insufferable, nagging woman that caused the infidelities. My point is that it seems very vindictive to go after a man that you soaked 10 years ago for 45 million dollars of which you did not earn one red cent for earnings from work he did within the last year. Wasn't 45 million enough lifetime earnings for someone who didn't even work?? She really should just let this one go, IMO.
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    Yup, the divorce was settled 10 years ago, there's no reason for this new lawsuit. Baseless.
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