Ryan O’Neal‘s prostate cancer prognosis has recently been revealed to be “very grim.” The 70 year old actor publicly mentioned his cancer was treatable, but a source says otherwise.
“Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery.”
However, a family insider says the cancer has spread to O’Neal’s bones and to other areas of Ryan’s body. The insider stated,
“Ryan has been told that the odds of him being alive in five years are very bleak. Most men that are diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer rarely make it to three years. Ryan’s overall prognosis is very grim.”
The insider continued,
“Ryan will most likely begin to suffer from excruciating bone pain, and will need to be treated aggressively with the proper medication when it gets to that point. Ryan’s cancer sadly isn’t curable, but his symptoms will be treated. He could choose to undergo chemotherapy if the cancer continues to grow and spread.”
This does not sound good at all. My heart goes out to him. Ryan recently lost his longtime lover, Farrah Fawcett, to colon cancer a few years ago as well. He has a book coming out on May 1 about the time they were together, titled Both Of Us.
By Ikam Acosta