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Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Actor and television personality Stephen Fry has confirmed he has cancer.

The Cambridge University ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 23, 2018

Actor and television personality Stephen Fry has confirmed he has cancer.

The Cambridge University alumnus revealed the diagnosis on his personal blog this morning (February 23) after a period of absence from the public eye.

Stephen, 60, shared the news by tweeting a 12-minute video with the caption ‘For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure'.

The QI host revealed he found out he had prostate cancer following a routine examination.

He studied English literature at Cambridge's Queens' College, where he met future comedy partner Hugh Laurie.

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His doctor discovered he had high-levels of prostate-specific antigens [PSA] during a visit for a flu-jab.

He later had an MRI scan which confirmed the presence of cancer.

He underwent grueling surgery in January to remove his prostate as well as 11 lymthnodes.

Actor and Cambridge student Student Fry struggled to stay upright aboard a punt on the river Cam in his old university city

Stephen last made a public appearance in Cambridge when he was the guest speaker at the union building last April, where he told hundreds about his childhood and living with Bipolar disorder.

This year the national treasure stepped down from his role hosting the BAFTAS.

Fry explained today his cancer diagnosis was the reason for him stepping out of the public eye.

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Praising his doctors and the support of his friends and family he said: "Cancer is a word that rings in your head.

"'I’ve got cancer' I kept saying to myself, good heavens. You’re not supposed to get cancer.

"I know it’s a cliché but you don’t think it’s going to happen to you, cancer is something that happens to other people.’

"So far as we know, it’s all been got. Are there greater chances of me getting other cancers now? Apparently not.

"But I won’t know for sure until I get my PSA levels checked.

Stephen Fry at the Cambridge Union debating about Classical Music

"They should be zero because I have no prostate, so the prostate specific antigen should be zero.

"‘But if there’s anything left on the bed of the prostate where they’ve taken it out, it may have spread and I’ll have to get radiotherapy and the whole damn thing will start again.

"But for the moment I’m fit and well and happy.’"

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He said his doctors said the early detection saved his life and urged other ‘men of a certain age’ to undergo routine prostate checks.

He added: "I’m bloody lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful people, and I’m lucky to have an immune system, which is the real hero."

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Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Actor and television personality Stephen Fry has confirmed he has cancer.

The Cambridge University ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 23, 2018

Actor and television personality Stephen Fry has confirmed he has cancer.

The Cambridge University alumnus revealed the diagnosis on his personal blog this morning (February 23) after a period of absence from the public eye.

Stephen, 60, shared the news by tweeting a 12-minute video with the caption ‘For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure'.

The QI host revealed he found out he had prostate cancer following a routine examination.

He studied English literature at Cambridge's Queens' College, where he met future comedy partner Hugh Laurie.

Read More

His doctor discovered he had high-levels of prostate-specific antigens [PSA] during a visit for a flu-jab.

He later had an MRI scan which confirmed the presence of cancer.

He underwent grueling surgery in January to remove his prostate as well as 11 lymthnodes.

Actor and Cambridge student Student Fry struggled to stay upright aboard a punt on the river Cam in his old university city

Stephen last made a public appearance in Cambridge when he was the guest speaker at the union building last April, where he told hundreds about his childhood and living with Bipolar disorder.

This year the national treasure stepped down from his role hosting the BAFTAS. (more…)

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