Performing artist Ben Stiller uncovered on Tuesday that he was determined to have prostate tumor two years prior and was effectively treated for it. The 50-year-old entertainer and filmmaker told The Howard Stern Show that he was fortunate to now be without malignancy as the illness was analyzed sufficiently early on account of a screening test.
Mr Stiller said he was talking openly in regards to it without precedent for the desire that men would get tried for the infection – through what is known as a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test – sooner than the standard age of 50.
"It's an exceptionally questionable subject, the PSA test," said the Zoolander star, who was went with on the radio show by his doctor.
"On the off chance that I hadn't taken the test – my specialist began offering it to me at 46 – I would not have known. At this moment, despite everything I wouldn't have known," he said.
He said the primary thing he did in the wake of being determined to have tumor at age 48, when his PSA levels rose, was to go on the web to find out about the ailment and others – like kindred performing artist Robert De Niro – who had it.
Mr Stiller said Robert De Niro place him in contact with his specialist and he wound up having fruitful surgery.
Prostate disease is the second driving reason for tumor passings among men in the United States, influencing one in seven men, as indicated by the American Cancer Society.