Zeta-Jones 'Furious' at Missed Cancer Diagnosis

'We knew something was up'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 4:19 AM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2010 7:30 AM CDT
Zeta-Jones 'Furious' at Missed Cancer Diagnosis
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards in New York last spring.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

As her husband embarks on the fight of his life against Stage 4 throat cancer, Catherine Zeta-Jones is still livid doctors didn't discover the illness earlier. Michael Douglas went to doctors early in the summer complaining of a persistent sore throat. They put him through a battery of tests, but found nothing until rechecking last month, reports People. "It makes me furious they didn't detect it earlier," Zeta-Jones said. " He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up."

Douglas has vowed to beat the disease, and has begun 8 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. "Without having to blame anybody, these things sometimes just don't show up. I'm treating this as a curable disease. It's a fight. I'll beat this," he said.
(More Michael Douglas stories.)

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