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Ben Stiller’s prostate cancer reveal: Sex is ‘different’

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Ben Stiller poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Zoolander No.2," in London. In an essay posted Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the website Medium, Stiller revealed that he battled prostate cancer in 2014, and he credits the test that diagnosed the cancer with saving his life. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Ben Stiller poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Zoolander No.2," in London. In an essay posted Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the website Medium, Stiller revealed that he battled prostate cancer in 2014, and he credits the test that diagnosed the cancer with saving his life. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) AP

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.

“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.

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