Ben Stiller secretly battled prostate cancer

"If my doctor had waited, as the American Cancer Society recommends until I was 50, I would not have known I had a growing tumor until two years after I got treated", Stiller said. On September 17th of that year I got a test back telling me I was cancer free, ' Stiller wrote in the article. Stiller said he wanted to tell his story in support of the much-debated test. "I still wouldn't know", added Stiller, defending the test despite the controversy surrounding it, which - he said - exists because once a man begins undergoing treatment for prostate cancer he can potentially become incontinent or impotent.

The PSA test is a simple blood test which measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood, more information can be read online here.

Stiller said he has chose to come forward about his private illness to encourage men to take the PSA test, which is a controversial subject in the medical community, because he says it "saved his life". "I feel like the test saved my life".

Despite his previous struggle with prostate cancer, he now has a positive outlook on his experience from such an important time in his life. "So I just had the summer to hang out and think about it", he told the radio host. "If I had not done this test, my doctor made me do it since I was 46, I would not have known I was ill".

Actor-filmmaker Ben Stiller revealed on Tuesday that he has survived prostate cancer. "I had no symptoms", Stiller writes. "You don't know what's going to happen".

"Or what about the men who are most at risk, those of African ancestry, and men who have a history of prostate cancer in their family?"

People reported Stiller did not speak about his diagnosis at first, only opting to reach out to friends and co-stars, including Robert De Niro, with whom he worked with on Meet The Fockers. "I saw [Robert] De Niro had had it".

"Afterwards, it just gives you an appreciation for life".

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