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Douglas can't forgive doctors

Basic Instinct star Michael Douglas hasn't forgiven the doctors who failed to spot his throat cancer even though he is confident that he...

entertainment Updated: Jan 13, 2011 17:55 IST

Basic Instinct star Michael Douglas hasn't forgiven the doctors who failed to spot his throat cancer even though he is confident he has now beaten the potentially-fatal disease.

Although the star is confident he has beaten the disease after the tumour has been successfully removed following six months of treatment, is still angry the illness wasn't diagnosed sooner, reports accesshollywood.com.

Speaking about when he first became ill at the beginning of last year, he said: "I went and saw a round of doctors in January-February and they didn't pick up anything. They gave me some antibiotics and then I went and saw a round of doctors again in May and still nothing. Then my tongue started bothering me and by the time I took off for the summer and came back in August, I told my doctor 'Hey, something's going on'."

DouglasThe 66-year-old who has children Dylan, 10, and seven-year-old Carys with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as 32-year-old Cameron from a previous marriage, says he then went to see a specialist in August, who noticed a growth under his tongue and a biopsy confirmed the tumour was cancerous.

However, by the time it was discovered, the cancer had already progressed to stage four.

"I understand it's a very difficult cancer tumour to find. It was under the tongue and it's unusual, but I'm still doing my homework on it. I would say I have not forgiven...stage two would have been nicer than stage four," he said.