Ryan O’Neal Has Stage 2 Cancer ‘Under Control’


Ryan O’Neal has opened up in an interview to Nightline and cleared the air on a few things.

He does in fact have only stage 2, not stage 4, prostate cancer.

It is “contained” and he plans on fighting it.

O’Neal said:

“I have it under control. I wasn├óΓé¼Γäót prepared for it. I wasn├óΓé¼Γäót ready for it. But you never are. I just sort of chalked it up, you know, to bad luck.”

He’s already had to deal with skin cancer when he had a melanoma on his nose.

He also experienced cancer with his former lover Farrah Fawcett, who died of cancer in 2009.

“Farrah taught me that ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ about fighting it, fight a good fight.”

O’Neal will now move onto the next step in his cancer treatment, cryopathy, where doctors freeze infected tissue to try and stop the spread of cancer.

Seeing as how his cancer is only stage 2 and locally contained, hopefully this procedure works.

We wish Ryan nothing but the best and a speedy, full recovery.

[Image via AIDEN PIXWENN.com/WENN.]

Apr 17, 2012 12:30pm PDT

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