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David Prowse has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Posted by LiveFor on March 18, 2009

David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” films, has revealed he is suffering from prostate cancer but is still feeling “fantastic.”

Prowse, who wore the black suit and helmet to play the Dark Lord of the Sith, told a British radio station he had been undergoing radiotherapy at a hospital in south London and was helping its fundraising appeal.

“I’m involved with the Royal Marsden Hospital appeal because I’m undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, would you believe,” he told Absolute Radio. “I’m having my very last treatment this morning.”

“I’ve had two months’ radiotherapy treatment at the Royal Marsden. It’s the most fantastic hospital you could ever wish to go to.”

James Earl Jones did the voice for Vader, Luke Skywalker’s father in the films as Prowse’s western English accent was thought to be unsuitable for the part.

Prowse, 73, added he was fighting the disease. “The only thing I’ve had is hot flushes and my wife tells me I’m going menopausal,” he said. “It’s amazing what can be done so long as you catch it early.”

“Every man over the age of 50 should have a PSA test (a blood test for prostate cancer) and that just gives you some indication of whether you have prostate problems.

Source: CNN

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4 Responses to “David Prowse has been diagnosed with prostate cancer”

  1. darlene said

    The green tea contains antioxidants that protect the cells. I read at Project Weight Loss how green tea reduces cancer risk. A pilot study showed that people who drink green tea regularly have lower levels of estrogen, while those who prefer black tea present higher estrogen levels

  2. Live for films said

    If you are going to spam something fair enough, but I think you could save the spam when it is a post about someone who actually has cancer. Let’s be sensitive out there people.

  3. Anonymous said

    Well, I hope that he follows the Green Tea Cross Code.
    Mr Prowse is a legend and takes me back to the heady days of my youth. He taught me how to cross the road safely – something which saved my life as I attempted to traverse the streets of NYC some years later.
    I wish him all the best – it was the disease that caught my grandad before he had a chance to watch Unforgiven (he was a massive Clint fan).

  4. Live for films said

    Ah the Green Cross Code Man – Prowse probably saved so many kids lives with that little advertising gem

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