Dustin Hoffman Had Cancer, Was ‘Surgically Cured’

Aug 6, 2013 5:56pm
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Dustin Hoffman has been successfully treated for cancer, his representative told ABC News.

“It was detected early and he has been surgically cured,” she earlier told People magazine. “Dustin is feeling great and is in good health.”

Hoffman, 75, will continue to undergo preventative treatments to minimize the chance of recurrence in the future. His publicist would not elaborate on what type of cancer Hoffman had or how he’d be treating it.

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A few months ago, the two-time Academy Award winner made his directorial debut with “Quartet.”

“I would develop stuff like every other actor,” Hoffman told “Good Morning America.” “The most important part of it is when you’re in your 30s and 40s and 50s, you think you’ve got all the time in the world. Suddenly, you’re 75 — you say, or get off the pot.”

The magazine also reported that Hoffman recently wrapped production for “Chef” alongside Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. and was set to begin filming the movie “Boys Choir” later this year or in early 2014.

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