Young and the Restless” Star Eric Braeden Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Urges Men to Get Regular Exams

Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” has announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 80-year-old actor revealed his diagnosis in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, stating that he had been diagnosed earlier this year and has already undergone surgery to remove his prostate.

Braeden emphasized the importance of early detection and urged men to get regular prostate exams. He also praised the medical team that helped him during his treatment, saying that they were “absolutely first-class.”

Despite his cancer diagnosis, Braeden plans to continue working on “The Young and the Restless” and has no plans to retire anytime soon. He expressed gratitude to his fans for their support and assured them that he is doing well and feeling healthy.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men, with an estimated 248,530 new cases and 34,130 deaths expected in the United States in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. The organization recommends that men at average risk of developing prostate cancer should start getting screened at age 50, while men at higher risk, such as African American men and men with a family history of the disease, should start screening at age 45 or earlier.

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