Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dennis Hopper

I just picked up this article....

The famous legendary actor, Dennis Hopper, is losing his battle against prostate cancer. He has been fighting this cancer since 2002, and only in October of 2009 has the general public known about his disease. When diagnosed in 2002, Hopper did undergo treatment at the University of Southern California but kept the cancer story away from the media until this past October.

Just recently, the doctors have informed him that the disease has now spread to his bones and have told Hopper that it is incurable. Hopper is now 73 years old.

Hopper has just finished filmng for the US tv show Crash, and is now saying goodbye to his family and friends after being told the devastating news. Hopper had been telling his friends that he had an intuition that he was losing his battle even before this latest statement by his doctors.

The actor is also famous for starring in movies such as Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider. He remains married to his fifth wife, 42-year-old Victoria Duffy

, and they have a six-year-old daughter.

There are about 190,000 prostate cancer cases per year and 30,000 will die from this annually. It is the most common cancer occurring in men.

My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his curiosity is running wild. What type of treatment did he undertake in 2002 when he was first diagnosed? What has he done since?

Cancer sucks, we need to find a cure.

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