Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor says he’s “asymptomatic” after being diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2018.
The 62-year-old guitarist credits Christopher Evans, the “Elon Musk of cancer,” for developing a cutting edge cancer treatment which uses radioactive chemicals to target cancer cells.
“I was classified as palliative, end-of-life care … and now I’m not; I’m asymptomatic,” Taylor told The Times.
Taylor revealed the two symptoms that first alerted him that something was wrong: bone pain while jogging and erectile dysfunction.
Until 2022 when Simon Le Bon read a letter written by Taylor to the audience at Duran Duran’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction his diagnosis was kept private.
“Just over four years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course, we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family man but with profound humility to the band, the greatest fans a group could have and this exceptional accolade,” he wrote.
After having received a dire prognosis, Taylor found a doctor who told him about an innovative treatment.
The treatment, administered intravenously, made Taylor “radioactive for several days” and required the musician to sleep alone for two weeks at a time.
According to The Times he’s already gone through his first round of treatment and must endure five more.
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This is such amazing news! We’re so glad to hear Andy Taylor is now asymptomatic.