Transcript for Ben Stiller Reveals Secret Prostate Cancer Battle
We turn next tonight to Ben Stiller is cancer battle the after revealing he was treated for prostate cancer two years ago at the age of 48. ABC's David Wright tonight on the medical tests that Stiller believes saved his life. I had prostate cancer couple years ago. There on the Howard Stern Show actor Ben Stiller dropped a bombshell it's just stops everything in your life when you get a diagnosis of cancer because you can't you can't plan for movie can't. Melt in because you don't know what's gonna happen Stiller says his doctors caught his prostate cancer early at age 48. Because of a noninvasive blood test called the PSA. Is a very controversial subject the PSA test the right PSA test is the only early screener for. Prostate cancer so do you think every once you get that PSA test in their forties I do personally. Our own doctor rich masters says the government doesn't endorse the test for good. The problem with the test is that it over diagnosis prostate cancer it picks up all kinds of things that never would have caused harm. Stiller disagrees the Billick the test saved my life. Stellar had surgery two years ago and is now cancer free doctor Bassett says the danger of over screaming is that you may not need surgery. And that could have lasting complications David David Wright would us tonight.
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