Ryan O'Neal has already won his battle against leukemia, and now, it appears he'll have to envoke that strength again, as he's announced that he now has prostate cancer.
"Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery. I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defense against this horrible disease that has afflicted so many."
So sad - especially as he only lost Farrah three years ago to anal cancer.
However, we're at least happy to hear that he's using this as a platform to promote awareness and early detection for the disease.
May you have a speedy, and relatively painless recovery, Ryan.
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