Ryan O'Neal Diagnosed With Cancer

Krista Wick
ET Online
Ryan O'Neal Cancer Prognosis 'Very Positive'

Nearly three years after losing his longtime partner Farrah Fawcett to cancer, Ryan O'Neal reveals he has recently been diagnosed with a strain the disease.

"Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer," O'Neal tells People in a statement.

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"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, 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 afflicted so many."

O'Neal, 70, was diagnosed and treated once before for leukemia, a disease he was able to overcome in the late nineties.

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