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Dr. Drew Pinsky reveals he was treated for prostate cancer

When in doubt, get a biopsy.

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When in doubt, get a biopsy.



Celebrity Rehab cruise director Dr. Drew Pinsky has been undergoing treatment of his own, but not for substance abuse. The 55-year-old had been suffering from prostate cancer.

Pinsky says he had been sick two years ago and went through some tests at his wife Susan's urging to find out what was wrong. "Lo and behold, I have cancer," Pinsky told People. "I was doing Lifechangers and my HLN show was going. My wife and I had this great relationship, very active sexually. This could screw everything up. It was a terrible feeling."

The magazine reveals he had his prostate removed last July, only taking 10 days off and telling a handful of coworkers the truth. He says he's "cancer-free" and everything works now, but he should have taken his own advice and gotten help sooner.

"We're all bad as males. I convinced myself I could do my own primary care," he said. "These are very complicated issues. The message I want to give out is that this is still an art. So much of the good outcome for me was the result of people following their intuition, including my wife."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:34pm]


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