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Michael Douglas, aged 65, invited at “Late Show” with David Letterman, said he learned from a biopsy that his throat cancer is in Stage 4 – a stage considered “strong.”
David Letterman then asked the actor if stage IV is a good diagnosis. According to the script provided by publishers show “Late Show with David Letterman” aired by CBS, Michael Douglas replied laconically: “No”.
Stage 4 cancer has spread in the body far from the original tumor and usually is impossible to treat.
“The percentages are very good. I would hate to say, but right now, it looks like it should be 80 percent, and with certain hospitals and everything, it does improve,” said Douglas.
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients suffering from brain cancer or throat cancer, Stage 4, usually calls at surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Michael Douglas told David Letterman the disease was caused by smoking and alcohol consumption. Actor accused throat pain and has undergone several medical tests in early summer, but initially, doctors have found nothing. After the summer break, the actor decided to do a biopsy and tissue analysis indicated that sampled cancer.
If radiotherapy and chemotherapy are not effective, Michael Douglas will be operated and will support a partial or total laryngectomy. Following such operations, American actor could have a changed voice or could lose his voice completely.
“I had a bag of mushrooms in my refrigerator. My cat used to sneak into the refrigerator and eat them.”
“The cat ate them voraciously, so I thought what the heck, I better do it with him. I remember lying on my bed for hours and Lewis was on the desk across my bed and we just stared at each other for hours – not moving, just staring at each other, and I had no doubt that he was my brother.”
Nicolas Cage, aged 46 years, however, said clearly that these things happened in the past and is currently having a healthy lifestyle.
Lately rumors say that Jay Leno might come back to The Tonight Show. It seems that Leno’s show from 10p.m. will pause from 1st February. After the Winter Olympic Games, Jay will move back to his old time slot at 11:35 and stick around for an hour, cutting into Conan O’Brien’s show or pushing him off the network entirely. On the other hand, if this doesn’t happen, Conan O’Brien might take David Letterman’s place on CBS.
Rumors say that NBC decision is due to the fact that there were numerous complains that the prime-time show hosted by Leno is loosing ratings and also advertising. Although, The Tonight Show comeback could mean reducing working time to half, the $30 million collected by Leno will remain untouchable.
Jay Leno hosted the show since 1992, and on May 29 2009 his place was taken by Conan O’Brien, which previously hosted The Late Night Show. Previously Leno, the show was airing about 56 years. Consequently, The Tonight Show is the most longevity American show which debuted in 1954, after Guiding Light 1937 and Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951.
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