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Ben Stiller Reveals His Secret And Devastating Health Battle

Ben Stiller has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago at the age of 48.

The Emmy Award winner, 50, opened up about his battle with the disease for the first time on the Howard Stern Show, saying that he and his doctor were able to treat the cancer early.

"It came out of the blue for me. I had no idea, and at first, I didn't know what was gonna happen. I was scared. It just stopped everything in your life because you can't plan for a movie because you don't know what's gonna happen."

The Zoolander star then went on to explain that he decided to announce the news because ‘’I wanted to talk about it because of the [PSA] test ... I feel like the test saved my life."

A prostate-specific antigen test, or PSA, the test is a blood test that is used to screen males for protostar cancer. It examines and measures the amount of PSA in the patient's blood.

"It's the second most deadly cancer, but it's about one of the most curable," Stiller explained to Stern, 62, Tuesday morning.

Stiller turned to fellow actor Robert De Niro for advice, as he beat the cancer a few years ago, saying ‘’The first thing I did when I got diagnosed was get on the internet to try to learn. I saw De Niro had had it. I called him right away,"

The actor is married to actress Christine Taylor and has two children Ella, 14 and Quinlin, 11 who ‘’were kind of cool with it."

Stiller is now cancer free but "Every six months I'm taking my PSA test to make sure I'm clear."

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