In 2003, at age 60, Robert De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As Survivor Net points out, the actor doesnt often speak about his battle with cancer.
The outlet goes on to report that De Niros cancer was caught during a routine PSA screening test, and he immediately received treatment in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He was declared cancer-free not long after his cancer was detected.
His Publicist Released a Statement at the Time of His Diagnosis
Shortly after his diagnosis, De Niros publicist released a statement saying, The condition was detected at an early stage because of regular checkups, a result of his proactive personal healthcare program, according to Express UK.
In 2016, journalist Howard Wolinsky penned a piece for the Med Page Today after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He referred to an article by Ben Stiller about his own prostate cancer diagnosis to help him get through the experience.
In the piece, Wolinsky comments ...