Sir Ian McKellen’s battle with prostate cancer - actor's first symptom

by 24britishtvNov. 26, 2022, 6 a.m. 17
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Sir Ian McKellen has a career spanning seven decades, with Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings one of his most recognised roles. But the 83-year-olds life has unfortunately not come without health woes.

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In 2006, the star was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Six years later he opened up to The Mirror: “You are going to write ‘Ian McKellen is decrepit. He can’t see, he can’t hear, he can’t pee, he’s having his teeth done’.”

He went on to share his experience of living with prostate cancer, including the first symptoms he noticed.

The actor first suspected something was wrong when he started waking up repeatedly at night to use the bathroom.

He decided to consult his doctor for a screening, which is when he learned he had early stage cancer.

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