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Ryan O'Neal diagnosed with cancer

Ryan O'Neal has said the prognosis is positive for his recovery from recently diagnosed Stage Two prostate cancer.

The 70-year-old actor said in a statement released through his publicist that he was "shocked and stunned by the news" but feels fortunate the disease was caught early.

He said his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. The Hollywood star was diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer, with stage four being the highest, according to the National Cancer Institute.

O'Neal said he is grateful for the support of his friends and family. He also advocates regular exams because early detection is the best defence against prostate cancer.

The actor's memoir about his romance with Farrah Fawcett, Both of Us: My Life With Farrah, will be published on May 1.

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