Dustin Hoffman treated for cancer


Dustin Hoffman is in good health after being successfully treated for cancer.

The two-time Oscar winner ? who’ll be 76 tomorrow ? recently underwent surgery after doctors detected the disease in an early stage, and will continue to undergo preventive treatments over the coming years to reduce the chance of it recurring.

A spokesperson for the actor and director confirmed the news to, adding, "It was detected early and he has been surgically cured. Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."

The spokesperson declined to give further details about the type of cancer Dustin ? who’s been married to his second wife, Lisa, for 23 years ? was battling, or the treatments he received.

The Graduate star, who has six children, recently completed production on Jon Favreau's Chef, alongside Robert Downey Jnr and Scarlett Johansson, and will begin filming Roald Dahl's Esio Trot opposite Judi Dench later this year.

He will also star in the feature film Boys Choir, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of this year.

-Bang Showbiz

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