Honestly, we all want Ryan O'Neal to be healthy and happy.
It's just when he told us that he had stage 4 prostate cancer, and that it was highly treatable, we weren't so sure about that. Any cancer in stage 4, we feel, wouldn't be highly treatable. But we hoped for the best anyway, thinking maybe his might be a different situation.
According to a friend of his, it isn't. Here's what the friend said:
"[It has spread to his] bones, and other areas of his body. Ryan has been told that the odds of him being alive in five years are very bleak. Most men that are diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer rarely make it to three years. Ryan's overall prognosis is very grim. Ryan will most likely begin to suffer from excruciating bone pain, and will need to be treated aggressively with the proper medication when it gets to that point. Ryan's cancer sadly isn't curable, but his symptoms will be treated. He could choose to undergo chemotherapy if the cancer continues to grow and spread."
That's very detailed, and very hard to read.
All we can do is hope that this friend isn't 100% up to date with what Ryan said, and that the treatments work.
We're pulling for you, Ryan!
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