Like most cancer patients, Ben Stiller panicked when he learned he had prostate cancer. As Stiller wrote, he immediately turned to Google “to see that this is not the end of the world.” But the humorist soon realized that his early diagnosis was a hidden benefit. “One of the most important things I felt was that I was really lucky,” Stilus told SiriusXM’s Howard Stern. “As I learned more about prostate cancer, I learned that I was the person who had a case that could be treated. There are many people who can not do this because they find out too late. Oh Oh, poor me, I have cancer too, oh my God, I’m so happy. ‚«
Stiller surgeon Dr. Edward Schaefer told the story today that men “after treatment may have difficulty urinating due to their sexual function.” Stiller did not hesitate to have surgery. “When you face the question, ‘Hey, do you want to live or do you want to make sure your sex life is the best?’ “I chose to get rid of cancer, to see what was going on. Fortunately, everything is cool,” Stiller added.
And because of his early diagnosis, Stiller had the power to make that decision. He wrote: “I think the best way to determine the course of the most treatable but deadly cancer is to find it early.”