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Dustin Hoffman beats cancer

Dustin Hoffman is “feeling great” after overcoming cancer according to his publicist.

The actor was secretly undergoing action to get rid of the disease which was only in its initial stages.

Now the star is in good spirits after conquering the illness.

"It was detected early and he has been surgically cured," his representative Jodi Gottlieb told People magazine. "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."

The 75-year-old is now due to manage his condition in a way which will hopefully prevent the reappearance of cancer.

It is not known where the disease was in his body and the star’s publicist would not comment further when pressed for more details.

Dustin has helmed his first film in the last year, Quartet, a 2012 British comedy-drama film based on the play of the same title by Ronald Harwood.

The busy thespian also finished production on Jon Favreau's motion picture Chef last month.

He is supposed to start recording Roald Dahl's Esio Trot with Dame Judi Dench later this year.

Despite his health issues Dustin is still expected to star in feature film, Boys Choir, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013 or early 2014.

Dustin has won fans around the world thanks to roles in iconic flicks such as The Graduate and Rain Man.

In the 1982 movie Tootsie, Dustin plays an actor who dresses as a woman to score a female lead in a soap opera.

The star says it gave him an insight into the pressure women feel to look a certain way.

“I have movies that I think altered me and that’s always what you want. You want to try and learn something you didn’t know before, and I guess I would say Tootsie [is one],” he recalled to Fox News.

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