Colin Egglesfield is opening up about fighting cancer.
The 46-year-old “All My Children” star spoke with Fox News about being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2006.
“It’s not something that men normally like to talk about, and for the longest time, I didn’t want to talk about it because it’s something very personal,” Egglesfield said.
“I just noticed that my left testicle had swelled up, and I went to see the doctor and he said that we needed to do some tests, ultrasound, a blood test. And they discovered that it was at a pretty advanced stage, and did the surgery and found that some of the cancer cells had gone through the veins and arteries to the kidneys.”
Egglesfield went through surgery to remove the cancer but a year later doctors discovered it had spread to his other testicle.
After complete treatment, the actor was declared cancer-free; it has not reappeared.
“This was 13 years ago, so thankfully I am cancer-free,” he said. “I feel like, at this point in my life, it made sense to put it down on paper.”
The one-time People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” also reveals details of his cancer battle in his new memoir Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond.
“I talk about how to go after what really matters to you in life and how to overcome challenges that stand in the way of making that happen,” he said.