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Michael Douglas Certain He Will Beat Cancer

September 1, 2010 (5:04 am) GMT
Speaking for the first time after doctors discovered a tumor in his throat, the 65-year-old insists, 'I'll beat this.'
Michael Douglas

has spoken out for the first time about his battle with throat cancer, vowing to overcome the diagnosis. The 65 year old is preparing to undergo eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment after doctors discovered a tumor in his throat.

Last week, Douglas' representative issued a statement insisting the actor was "very optimistic" about making a full recovery. And now the Oscar winner has broken his silence in an new interview with People magazine, insisting in one published excerpt: "I'll beat this."

Douglas and his wife, actress , will also discuss how the couple's children Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, have reacted to the news in the magazine's upcoming issue, which will hit shelves on Wednesday, September 1.

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