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Michael Douglas Says Cancer Has Brought Him Closer to Children

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Michael Douglas walks his daughter, Carys, to school early in the morning. Michael took his time, talking to her as they walked and holding her hand before crossing the street and getting in a car. Michael, who is currently battling stage 4 throat cancer, has been promoting his new film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps". (Pacific Coast News)more pics »Michael Douglas (Pacific Coast News)Michael Douglas is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumor at the base of his tongue, and he hasn’t tried to hide his condition from his children, 10-year-old Dylan and seven-year-old Carys.

Michael has also been honest with them about the imprisonment of their older half-brother Cameron, who was handed a five-year jail sentence in April after pleading guilty to dealing methamphetamine and cocaine.

He said: “The children have been fantastically supportive. I’ve taken them to watch my radiation treatments so they understand what’s going on, and I’ve taken them to see their brother in federal prison. It’s brought us a little closer in some ways.”

Although the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps actor is positive he will win his cancer battle, he admits the treatment has taken a “big toll” on him.

He explained to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “I’m finding that solitude and quiet is what I really need. I’m really enjoying listening to music and reading books, but the radiation and the increased soreness of my mouth and the chemo continue to knock me out. On the one hand, my tumor is shrinking and getting a lot smaller, but on the other, the processes used to eliminate it is taking a big toll.”

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