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By Drew Mackie
Actor Michael Douglas made public his most personal struggle yet when he announced in August that he is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Recently, the 65-year-old "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" actor sat down with Parade magazine to again make private matters public, discussing his illness, his life and his tense relationship with Cameron.
On going public about his cancer:
"Not going public with having cancer was not much of an option, even if I had objected. When you are a celebrity, nothing remains secret for very long. If it helps bring attention, then that is a major upside to this whole thing. Millions of families are going through the same thing my family and I are now going through. If I can bring any relief or encouragement to those suffering, that's the good news."