James Michael Tyler, actor who played Gunther, the Central Perk coffee shop worker in the iconic series “Friends”, surprised after revealing that he is battling stage 4 prostate cancer.
In a recent interview with “Today Show,” the American actor revealed that he was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. “I have been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the last three years … It is stage 4, late stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it will probably affect me ”, James said.
Following his diagnosis, Tyler, 59, said he underwent hormone therapy for a year and “it worked amazingly for him.” However, during the pandemic the cancer “progressed” and spread, affecting her spine, causing her lower body to paralyze.
At the moment, the actor is receiving chemotherapy. He also advised men to get regular tests to detect the disease early.
“There are other options available to men if they catch it before I do. The next time you go alone for a basic exam or your annual checkup, ask your doctor for a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test ”, commented on the American program.
“It is easily detectable. If it spreads beyond the prostate to the bones, which is more common in my (type of cancer), it can be much more difficult to treat ”, assured. “Many men, if they catch it early, it is easily treatable. I don’t want people to have to go through what I’ve been through. This is not … an easy process ”, he bounded.
The remembered Gunther confessed that the disease has made him value his life more. “It has made me, personally, realize how important every moment is, every day. And fight. Do not give up. Keep fighting. Stay as light as possible. And have goals. Set goals ”, he pointed out.
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