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Catherine Zeta Jones Furious With Doctors For Missing Douglas' Throat Cancer

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It seems Catherine Zeta-Jones is furious with doctors who were late to diagnose Michael Douglas' throat cancer.

He has been complaining of constant ear and throat pain, but his tumor was not discovered until just three weeks ago.

Catherine said:

"It makes me furious they didn't detect it earlier. He sought every option and nothing was found. It wasn't a huge shock. I knew something was up. He knew something was up."

The cancer is currently at stage four.

We're pulling for him.

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56 comments to “Catherine Zeta Jones Furious With Doctors For Missing Douglas' Throat Cancer”

  1. 1

    ….and his drinking and smoking are the cause. Be furious about that!!!

  2. 2

    Maybe now she'll stop her disgusting smoking habit….

  3. 3

    oh yeah i bet shes furious, im she just loves living with a senoir citizen when she could get any man on earth…gold digger

  4. 4

    Why is she so mad? He smoked like a chimney most of his life.

    Besides she is no angel. She was smoking while pregnant. I saw the pics.

    Two idiots!!!!

  5. 5

    With all of their money they couldn't get a scan, mri, Pet Scan done? This I believe would have showed something.

  6. 6

    Too bad for Michael Douglas. But I don't think 3 weeks would've made any difference at stage 4. Besides, he's already started treatment, so better later than never.

  7. 7

    throat cancer is not easily detected and I would assume, with EAR pain thrown in, doctors were thinking other things. Throat and ear pain-allergies, strep throat, infections, etc. My mother had Oral Cancer and it too took a while to find, same thing. Not like you can do self throat exams and palpate a lump. Catherine needs a wake up call. Did they see a few drs? They, unlike most people in this country, CAN go from Dr. to Dr. if they 'feel' if something is still wrong and the Dr. can't find it. IT HAPPENS. It is not malpractice.

  8. 8


  9. 9

    Now, instead of putting the blame with doctors, why not put the blame where it belongs-like other posters pointed out-throat and oral cancers are the few cancers that have a direct link to the patient's DRINKING AND SMOKING. And, I have found the ones who get oral cancer are normally nasty people. my mother was. Don't know if it works out with throat too. -like people who end up with stomach cancer are normally people who worry alot.

  10. 10

    then she should have gone to medical school

  11. 11

    Maybe Michael could take a bit of advice … don't eat out Catherine Zeta Jones asshole, or twat whilst having a big stinking cancer tumour at the base of his tongue, because he might give her the same asshole cancer that Farrah Fawcett got. Who knows !!!

  12. 12

    I bet Catherine Zeta-Jones-Douglas is rubbing her money grubbing hands together and couting the days until that old fart croaks!

  13. 13

    I bet Catherine Zeta-Jones-Douglas is rubbing her money grubbing hands together and counting the days until that old fart croaks!

  14. 14

    It's funny how I always read these news elsewhere days earlier

  15. 15

    Because in a capitalistic health care system, they take your money and don't have to give a fuck. You get about two minutes of being patronized and having prescriptions thrown at you, and you're sent home. Sucks when you're rich, but it's devastating when you're poor. Some people only get to see one doctor, once.

  16. 16

    Stage 4 cancer? Well good to have known you, Mike. Bye bye.

  17. 17

    That's terrible! You should always follow your instincts. Kylie Minogue knew something was wrong with her when her doctors kept assuring her she was fine. Finally she was diagnosed with breast cancer. FOLLOR YOUR INSTINCTS PEOPLE!

  18. 18

    SORRY but 8 years ago my husband a non smoker had stage 4 cancer. They were able to do surgery, radiation and chemo and he is still here. It doesn't have to be a death sentence.

  19. 19

    LOOSER! What do you expect if you smoke? Wake the fuck up! She has no *ucking reason to be mad considering he was a smoker. Drinking and smoking = throat cancer. Maybe she ought to quit now too…..considering she is a mom and all. Disgusting photos surfaced of her smoking while pregnant. She is obviously a flaming idiot!

  20. 20

    well first (and obviously) if you smoke you have a MUCH higher risk of getting all sorts of cancers.

    and second, from my fathers diagnosis until the time they actually started treatment for it, it was almost a month and a half.

    so instead of bitching about them not finding it faster, she should be lucky that they started the treatment so fast for him because he is a "famous person". perhaps if my father had millions and a famous face they would have started treatment earlier and he would still be with us today.

  21. litzi says – reply to this


    Catherine Zeta-Jones ought to stop the BOTOX injections OR whatever it is she's doing in an attempt to remain "forever youthful". She looks like a mannequin…

    Why is Ms. Jones so concerned about aging when she's married to someone old enough to be her Daddy? Is she already eyeballing a replacement?

  22. 22

    I don't blame her. Doctors are so busy with so many patients they miss vital characteristics and they should have done more tests to make sure he was alright. The people on your blogs are hateful and cruel, Perez. Why so jaded people? Are you lives that dismal?

  23. 23

    no offense and i feel bad for him but welcome to real life, honey
    how many non-celeb people do you think go through the same thing all the time?

  24. 24

    Be furious you didn't go with a younger single man.

  25. 25

    Sorry about Michael, but COME DOWN off your pedestal princess and join the REAL WORLD!

    This is what WE ALL go through. AND some of us work two, three jobs IN HEALTHCARE and have NO HEALTHCARE!

    So…even when we know something is wrong, where do we go??
    a clinic, or emergency room? They just want to push you out the door.

    So yeah….good luck with Michael, but you are still A LOT MORE FORTUNATE than the majority of Americans.

  26. 26

    It really sucks for him and I can understand why they are furious. We need more and better doctors. The thing is, although smoking increases your Cancer risk it doesn't necessarily mean you will get Cancer. Some people can abuse their bodies and not pay the consequences….others do everything right and unfairly get sick. He knows smoking and drinking increased his risk…what good is it now to blame him? That being said, these people are elitist snobs who think they are better than others. I guess they are now finding out that God and/or nature and/or (whatever you believe in) doesn't care how much money you have. You can have as much money and influence as you have…God and/or nature doesn't give a shit.

  27. 27

    Re: poorlittlerichiegirl – Very true. You know I have always hated these creepy elitist snobs. But now, finally, they are doing something good. They are providing a public service announcement. They are letting EVERYONE know that no matter how much money, power, and influence you have….you can still get very very sick. Mama nature doesn't give a shit how rich you are.

  28. 28

    Stage 4 is the kiss of death. Make these days count, Michael!

  29. 29

    Bitch posted that while still smoking FURIOUSLY on her cancer causing ciggsi!!!
    ALL these fucking MOVIE stars, past and present (i.e. 99.9o% of ALL acotors) have ALL died and WILL continue to die prematurely from ciggs.,and they'll continue to promote their disgusting KILLING ways in their MOVIEs and tabs and blogs,and MAD MEN to the younger generation (bitches make MONEY promoting ciggs….K SUPRI!) SHAME OM YOU, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, AND THE REST OF HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!

  30. 30

    I'd be mad too. It doesn't matter if it's his lifestyle or hers'. The man she loves and is the father of her children is in serious danger. That's love for you folks.

  31. 31

    I feel for him. I have a very close relative with stage 4 cancer. It's not looking good. One thing I do know is you need to know your body and insist on test after test then go to another doctor to back it up. I'm thankful I have a great doctor who will check out anything that is wrong with me. I do have a condition (diabetes) and anytime something is out of whack I know it. But,
    Michael stay strong and best of luck. Hey his father is still here. I wish him the best.

  32. KBGD says – reply to this


    you sure that's not jwow? ;o)

  33. 33

    that's why it's called "practicing" medicine. alot of doctors don't know/care what they're doing. they missed my husbands disease..just blew him off..told him it's the aging process…. turns out to be Parkinsons ..another dr missed my diagnoses of appendicitis. appendix exploded and i almost died. these were both "good" doctors! like other people have said, you need to take your health care into your own hands. tell the doctors what you want done with yourself. doctors are only human and make mistakes/misdiagnoses all the time. that's the truth and you can't sue them.

  34. Geek5 says – reply to this


    stage 4 has a very low survival rate…. good thoughts going his way! :(

  35. 35

    I wish him the best. People have to realize that doctors are falllible and make mistakes…some make a LOT of mistakes. You have to be very aggressive when you know something is "off." That said, it sounds like they were…and this cancer is tough to detect (in defense of the physicians).

  36. 36

    Earth to Catherine. Doctors are not God. Humans make mistakes. If she was THAT concerned she should have gotten a second opinion.

  37. 37

    What is wrong with all of you ppl. Why so insensitive. Yeah he smoked and drank. So what. Have you not done anything in your life similar. No drugs, no alcohol? And ya know younger women can fall in love with an older man. It does happen all the time. She has her own $ and her own career, she is not after his. To not have any compassion for someone a human being that is going through a very difficult time in their lives is inhuman. I hope you are all living miserable lives and continue to do so.

  38. buck says – reply to this


    if she is pissed now just wait until the Obamacare rationing takes full effect.

  39. 39

    I'm not going to critisize the way he lived.
    Just let this be a lesson folks. if you think something is not right, trust you instincts and get a second or even third opinion. Ask the questions — ask for test to be done. Doctors do make mistakes - listen to your body folks. KNOWONE knows it better then you.

  40. 40

    Re: buggadaboo – Okay, so, you are calling for the suffering AND misery of others here who have displayed insensitivity toward Michael and Mrs., well there's compassion in action. Truth is, they aren't wrong, HE did smoke and drink most of his adult life, he is 65 and look in ANY paper today at the obits, people leaving here all the time, Catherine, no one makes it out alive. They have lived a life that roughly 98% of the ENTIRE PLANET will never know, with easy access to the best of everything including health care. So when you have all of that and STILL do stuff that you KNOW runs a risk, too late to bitch about it now.

  41. 41

    Hilton, why do I have to add information to your blogs? You moron.
    He quit smoking in 2002, but they omitted the part that he tested positive for HPV, which was another HUGE risk factor. So Re: ShoeWhore – might have made a very astute observation. Michael Douglas got that HPV from putting his mouth somewhere he shouldn't have.

  42. 42

    He sought every option and nothing was found. What more could they have done, Catherine?

    She is not a golddigger. She would have left long ago if she was.

  43. 43

    Catherine Zeta Jones looks like an older version of JWOWW!! Scary!

  44. 44

    he won't beat this. he is stage 4 and it is terminal. it has spread to other parts of his body. michael's cancer is so advanced that it is inoperable. chemo and radiation ultimately will do nothing for him. it's his choice if he receives treatment, but i believe he is in denial, which is expected when something so unexpected happens. my personal opinion: enjoy the time you have left with your wife and kids.

  45. 45

    It's actually because of most doctor's in bermuda. I know people who have been mis-diagnosed with medical conditions, cancer being one of them. From what I know, he was checked here first, told it wasnt anything serious, then later found it. Although smoking AND drinking DOES NOT help.

  46. 46

    It's kind of offensive having Catherine Zeta-Jones go off on doctors…she's an actress. Period. Did she ever go to med school? 6 years university? Plus internship? Did she specialize in ENT or Oncology? She has NO CLUE about how difficult these things can be to detect or identify…so she flies off on a rant about bad doctors! Like SHE would have been SMARTER about it! Make me laugh…ACTRESS! Look, Michael Douglas is a Hollywood icon and he has both the money and prestige to see any of the world-class physicians in the LA area. I submit SOMEBODY would have caught it. These are not shitty docvtors! I suspect his smoking/drinking habits, at his age, may have caught up with him. In any case, the guy's a rocker and I do absolutely wish him a complete recovery and many more years to come!

  47. 47

    OMG…all you haters!!! Like all of you are angels and have never done ciggs or drinking or drugs in your whole life…have some compassion for christs sake!!! She is not a money grubber..they have been married 10 yrs, I do believe they love each other very much…I'm so sad to hear this about Michael Douglas, he has made some really great movies and I wish nothing but the best for him and his family.

  48. chiro says – reply to this


    I wonder if she stopped smoking? Probably not considering she smoked tru both of her pregnancies!!!! She's disgusting!!!

  49. 49

    As apposed to a wife that would be thrilled they missed it???

  50. 50

    oh wow stage four - i really had no idea it was that bad. yeah he may have smoked and such but still its not good when someone gets cancer. you cant just look at them and say well you asked for that! its cruel.

  51. 51

    I feel dreadfully sorry for them both, but it does highlight one important lesson. The person in charge of MANAGING your health is YOU. If you find CHANGES in your health, you go to the doctor and tell them you WANT an MRI or full body scan. The doctor will probably disagree with you and want to prescribe some drug or maybe a little botox for the wrinkles on your forehead, but you have to insist UNTIL YOU GET WHAT YOU FUCKING ASKED FOR! Just as their are lousy car-salesmen or lousy insurance clerks, there are lousy doctors who only care about their mortgage payments, so YOU have to be in charge. Don't persevere with pain, find out what the hell is causing it and deal with it immediately and I don't mean with pain killers. If you're really smart, you investigate any CHANGES in your body and address them before the pain starts. Any cancer found early is treatable. Any cancer found too late is terminal. Nuff said.

  52. 52

    Okay, we get it. YES, he did smoke and drink during his life. But who hasn't? Are you all saints? I doubt it. You don't think to yourself when your having a beer, "OMG this could give me throat cancer!" No one deserves to be handed a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Maybe instead of playing the blame game, give this man your sympathy.

  53. 53

    I can't understand how people can leave such cruel comments about this. Yes, he might have made some unhealthy decisions in his life but cancer is a terrible disease that takes many loved ones away. My mother lost her battle almost one year ago and just thinking about the pain and terrible condition she was in when she was passed away brings tears to my eyes. I can only hope this family is spending their time together and thoroughly enjoying it because I know how difficult this process is especially when doctors misdiagnosed my mom with vertigo when in reality she had 9 tumors in her brain. I really hope he stays strong :)

  54. 54

    Re; Buck; You are an ignorant loudmouth who obviously has not checked under the hood for yourself to find out what the health care bill really includes. A Sarah Palin patsy I'm sure…too lazy to do your OWN research in order to form an informed opinion. Dumb ass, you're exactly the type of person who Hitler would have loved…pleb!

  55. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: buck – As if he'd ever have to give up his current health insurance and go with Obamacare. He has money.

  56. 56

    My long time partner is dying of throat cancer as I write. It is a horrible and very aggressive cancer. Our doctor is, also, my best friend. I didn't blame him when it was discovered and stage 4. It is nearly impossible to detect unless you are looking for it, specifically. We did radiation and chemo. Not successful. It's not a time to be angry. The "patient" will go through the angry stage and will need your support even though you just want to smack him on the back of the head sometimes. Be grateful for the time you have and cherish the time you have left. It has broken my heart but not a time to be angry.