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Michael Douglas Hasn't Forgiven Doctors Who Missed His Throat Cancer

Michael Douglas Smiling After Leaving Dentist In New York Actor Michael Douglas seen smiling after visiting the dentist in the Upper West Side of New York City. **Mandatory Credit: Brian Flannery/Flynetpictures.com** (Photo Agency)more pics » Michael Douglas (Photo Agency) Although Michael Douglas is confident he has beaten throat cancer, he's still angry that the illness wasn’t diagnosed sooner.

Speaking about when he first became ill at the beginning of last year, Michael said: “I went and saw a round of doctors in January-February and they didn’t pick up anything. They gave me some antibiotics and then I went and saw a round of doctors again in May and still nothing. Then my tongue started bothering me and by the time I took off for the summer and came back in August, I told my doctor ‘Hey, something’s going on.’”

The 66-year-old star -- who has children Dylan, 10, and seven-year-old Carys with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as 32-year-old Cameron from a previous marriage -- says he then went to see a specialist in August, who noticed a growth under his tongue and a biopsy confirmed the tumor was cancerous.

However, by the time it was discovered, the cancer had already progressed to stage four.

He told Access Hollywood: “I understand it’s a very difficult cancer tumor to find. It was under the tongue and it’s unusual, but I’m still doing my homework on it. I would say I have not forgiven…stage two would have been nicer than stage four.”

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