Ben Stiller Reveals First Move After Cancer Diagnosis: I Called Robert De Niro


For the past two years, Ben Stiller has been fighting prostate cancer.

The 50-year-old comedy icon revealed details of his diagnosis during a visit to The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday morning.

During the broadcast, Stiller spoke about the diagnosis, saying,

Two years later, Stiller is now ready to speak about the terrifying journey he and his family have gone through.

If nothing else, he hopes his story will raise some awareness about prostate cancer and how to get it diagnosed with a simple test that measures prostate-specific antigens (PSA).

He told Stern,

Going on to explain,


The diagnosis was obviously a shock to Stiller, who has two kids with his wife, fellow "Dodgeball" star Christine Taylor.

He handled the news as anyone in his situation would: by bulking up on research about the uphill battle he faced and calling close friend Robert De Niro -- who co-starred in "Meet The Parents," "Meet The Fockers" and "Little Fockers" with Stiller and beat prostate cancer a few years back.


He told Stern,

Ben clearly has an amazing support system behind him. He went on to tell Stern,

Sending positive vibes to you and your family, Blue Steel!

Citations: Ben Stiller Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer (US)