As we age there are certain tests that we have to take based on our age, such as prostate exam, mammogram and others. It’s not pleasant, but it can be life-saving. Ben Stiller recently revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. The actor is now cancer-free, but he feels that now is the right time to talk about it because that routine doctor’s visit and early prostate exam saved his life.
“I got diagnosed with prostate cancer Friday, June 13 2014. On September 17 of that year I got a test back telling me I was cancer free,” he wrote on Medium. He has no history of prostate cancer in his family and he’s not in the high-risk group either, and absolutely no symptoms.