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Michael Douglas: I Lied About My Cancer

Actor admits he didn't really have stage IV throat cancer

(Newser) - Michael Douglas didn't tell us the whole truth when he announced in 2010 that he had stage IV throat cancer, Fox News reports. The actor now admits he actually had tongue cancer, but didn't say so because tongue-cancer surgery can be quite horrible—and he wanted to keep... More »

Douglas Now Denies Oral Sex Caused His Cancer

Remarks were 'PSA announcement,' he says

(Newser) - Michael Douglas has backtracked after hitting the headlines by saying his throat cancer was caused by oral sex instead of smoking and drinking. The actor's publicist now says that he wasn't talking about his own cancer being caused by the human papilloma virus, the BBC reports. The reversal... More »

Michael Douglas Blames Cancer on Oral Sex

Actor says HPV is cause—not years of smoking and boozing

(Newser) - Actor Michael Douglas says his throat cancer was not caused by years of heavy smoking and drinking—it was caused by a sexually transmitted disease contracted via oral sex. "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from... More »

Michael Douglas: I've Got Cancer Beat

Tumor is gone, actor says

(Newser) - An upbeat Michael Douglas says the tumor in his throat is gone and he has beaten late-stage cancer. "The odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat," the actor told the Today Show's Matt Lauer in... More »

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