Michael Douglas has now finished his eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment for stage 4 throat cancer and it seems unlikely that he will have to undergo any more.
Douglas’ face shows the toll of the throat caner and his difficult schedule of treatment. Douglas is unlikely to face further treatment based on his current progress.
Doctors are ācautiously optimisticā about Michaelās recovery and he recently admitted he has an ā80 per centā chance of survival.
āMichael is totally focused on his recovery,ā said Douglasā publicist Allen Burry earlier this week.
It was only three weeks ago that his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones ended a trip to Britain and announced she was pulling out of a film in order to look after the star.
In an interview with David Letterman, Michael Douglas admitted that it was years of alcohol abuse and smoking that likely led to his stage-4 thoat cancer. He said that the doctors were optimistic about his recovery and he chose to believe them.
Douglas said: āIāve got cancer. I found out about three weeks ago. Itās throat cancer. āI smoked cigarettes and I drank and this particular type of cancer is caused by alcohol drinking.ā
Douglas, 66 years old, stated that he and his wife Katherine Zita Jones wish to have another baby.
Douglas. who has a young son and daughter with Zeta-Jones – chose to have his sperm frozen in case his fertility was damaged by the radiation sessions.