Sir IanMcKellen has prostate cancer and he’s had it for seven years now!
McKellen, 73, has just revealed in a recent interview that he has a prostate cancer.
"When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate, it's no big deal … Many, many die from it, but it's one of the cancers that is totally treatable so I have 'wasteful watching.' I am examined regularly and it's just contained, it's not spreading. I've not had any treatment."
He even joked about it and the key to dealing with it is to keep on getting tested.
McKellen even joked about it:
"You do gulp when you hear the news. It's like when you go for an HIV test, you go 'arghhh is this the end of the road?' They come and say you have cancer of the prostate and then they say you can have it zapped, you can have it snipped but you are not a candidate for that. You are waitful watching. I have heard of people dying from prostate cancer, and they are the unlucky ones, the people who didn't know they had got it and it went on the rampage. But at my age if it is diagnosed its not life threatening."
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