According to his publicist, Actor Dustin Hoffman has been successfully treated for an unspecified type of cancer. The publicist went on to say that the cancer was detected early and surgically removed. She added that Dustin is feeling good and in good health. He will continue to undergo preventative treatments at the request of his doctor in order to prevent the cancer from returning.
According to People Magazine, who first reported the story, there has been no word on what type of cancer Hoffman had or when it was diagnosed. The 75-year old actor spent much of the past year promoting his directorial debut film ‘Quartet’ prior to being treated. He currently has two movies scheduled to film this year and just completed filming Jon Favreau’s “Chef”.
It’s hard to believe that Dustin Hoffman is 75-years old. I know he’s been around forever, but has it really been forever? Regardless, we are glad to hear that the cancer scare was minimal and Hoffman appears to be on the road to recovery. We look forward to seeing him continue to light up the big screen for years to come.