Stephen Fry has announced he’s been battling prostate cancer.
In a 12-minute video, the 60-year-old said:
For the last two months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.
I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it until now, but here I am explaining what has been going on.
The vetern British entertainer revealed he’d discovered the diagnosis following an MRI scan.
Following a flu jab, Fry underwent a full health check when his doctor realised his PSA levels were high.
Given the option to have radiotherapy or have his prostate removed, he opted for the surgery, which further removed eleven lymphnodes as well.
The treatment, which he received in January ‘went well’ according to the television star.
Cancer is a word that rings in your head. ‘I’ve got cancer’ I kept saying to myself, good heavens. You’re not supposed to get cancer.
I know it’s a cliche but you don’t think it’s going to happen to you, cancer is something that happens to other people
We wish Stephen all the best.
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