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Ryan O'Neal Battling Prostate Cancer

Ryan O'Neal Battling Prostate Cancer

"Paper Moon" and "Love Story" star Ryan O'Neal has confirmed that he is battling prostate cancer. In an official statement to people.com the 70-year-old says that the cancer was detected early and the outlook is positive.

"Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery," he wrote.

In recent years O'Neal also battled leukemia and encourages friends and fans to have routine checkups for prostate cancer:

"I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defense against this horrible disease that has affected so many."

by RTT Staff Writer

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