'The Young & the Restless' star Eric Braeden reveals he's cancer-free

‘The Young & the Restless’ star Eric Braeden reveals he’s cancer-free

Eric Braeden surprised fans on Sunday with some very exciting news. Four months after he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, doctors informed The Young & The Restless star he was cancer-free!

Braeden shared the news with fans during a Facebook Live.

“The reason I want to talk to you tonight is I want to tell you I’m grateful [for] all of your good thoughts and your prayers,” the 82-year-old said. “It’s meant a great deal to me, and I can tell you it obviously has helped, because I had my last cystoscopy two days ago — that’s when they thread a camera into your bladder — and I’m cancer-free. They couldn’t find a damn thing. Isn’t that nice?”

The actor, who has starred in the CBS soap opera since 1980, acknowledged he’s not out of the woods yet, but feels confident about his prognosis.

He revealed he was currently awaiting the results of an MRI to see if the cancer spread. Braeden added he will also need to continue treatment since the tumor he had removed contained “high-grade cancer cells.”

His treatment would involve three prophylactic infusions containing “some stuff that apparently kills the cancer.”

“And then I should be free for a while,” he said. “Every so often, every few months, I’ll have another cystoscopy, all to find the damn thing early and to fight it. To hell with it.”

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When he was initially diagnosed with cancer, Braeden went public “to inform people.”

“As you get older, your prostate grows and it impinges the urethra. It means you have to go to the potty a lot more than you want to. That is sometimes the beginning of some trouble,” he told ET.

“I just want men to know not to be scared of that. I want them to know to have your prostate examined, have your bladder examined, have your colon examined,” he said. “Just acquaint yourself with it and be open about it, so that way you take the fear out of people… A lot of men, me included, would not want to know about it. That’s nonsense.”


Fantastic news for Eric! Let’s continue to keep him in our prayers as he awaits the results of his MRI.