Ben Stiller shocked his fans on Tuesday when he revealed he had prostate cancer.
The disease is normally thought to affect older men.
But the actor is living proof (he is now cancer free) that this is not always the case.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Stiller made the relevation that in 2014, at the age of 48, he was diagnosed — and how.
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“It’s a very controversial subject, the PSA test,” the “Night at the Museum” star said. “The PSA test is the only early screener for prostate cancer and, right now, the United States Preventative Services Task Force does not recommend to take the test. I think American Cancer Society says you should discuss it at 50. If I hadn't taken the test — my doctor started giving it to me at 46 — I would not have known. Right now, I still wouldn't have known.”
Has sex changed? A little, said Stiller who is married to actress Christine Taylor.
“My wife was kind enough,” the comedian admitted, adding, “It takes time to come back. It’s great, it just feels different.”
Stiller also wrote an essay for Medium.com, stressing the importance of testing.