Renowned comedian and actor Ben Stiller revealed that he had survived prostate cancer threat in 2014 and added that getting diagnosed at the right time saved his life.
The Zoolander 2 star is now working on to raise awareness against Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test.
"If my doctor had waited, as the American Cancer Society recommends until I was 50, I would not have known I had a growing tumor until two years after I got treated," Stiller said.
"If he had followed the US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, I would have never gotten tested at all, and not have known I had cancer until it was way too late to treat successfully," he added.
The actor said that it almost felt like a movie getting diagnosed with cancer. He said the voice of the doctor "literally faded out like every movie or TV show about a guy being told he had cancer... A classic Walter White moment, except I was me, and no one was filming anything at all."
"At first, I didn't know what was going to happen. I was scared. As I learned more about my disease, I was able to wrap my head around the fact that I was incredibly fortunate." Stiller stated.
Fortunate because my cancer was detected early enough to treat. And also because my internist gave me a test he didn't have to." He added further.