Tumour is gone, says Michael Douglas

Tuesday January 11, 2011

It's the news Michael Douglas' fans have been waiting to hear.

Five months after announcing he had throat cancer, the actor has said his tumour has gone and he thinks he's beaten the disease.

The 66-year-old made the remarks in his first interview since finishing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment (pictured).

"The odds are, with the tumour gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I've got it beat," he told interviewer Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show.

Doctors have warned him that the cancer could return, however, and that he needs to have monthly checks.

It could be several years before he really has the all-clear.

Despite the physicians' caution, Michael and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are said to be "absolutely delighted" with the news.

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