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Douglas 'wishes cancer was caught sooner'

Michael Douglas


Michael Douglas has said that he has still "not forgiven" doctors for the opportunities they had to diagnose his throat cancer early.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, the actor - who recently confirmed that he has "beat" the disease - said that he still feels frustrated about the length of time it took to identify the illness.

Douglas explained: "I went and saw a round of doctors in January to February and they didn’t pick up anything. They gave me some antibiotics and then I went and saw a round of doctors again in May and still nothing.

"Then my tongue started bothering me and by the time I took off for the summer and came back in August, I told my doctor ‘Hey, something’s going on'."

He added: "I understand it’s a very difficult cancer tumour to find. It was under the tongue and it’s unusual, but I’m still doing my homework on it.

"I would say I have not forgiven. Stage two would have been nicer than stage four."
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