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Piers Morgan talks 'awful' scare with prostate cancer 

Piers Morgan has spoken frankly about his own scare with cancer

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Piers Morgan has opened up about his own cancer scare following the news that Bill Turnbull has been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer. Speaking about his own experience on Good Morning Britain, Piers said: "Fortunately for me it was alright, but my levels were high raised and it's a simple thing but if you leave it, and Bill gave a great interview, really honest and positive, and he said he'd left it a few years really, having some symptoms and not really dealing with it." The presenter continued: "It really struck me when I had that little scare – everyone has had a scare – that awful feeling of dread that this might be it and you have 'the big C'."

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Piers opened up about his cancer scare

Speaking about his diagnosis to Radio Times, Bill said: "You have to be positive, don't you? I know I'm not going to get cured and I'm realistic about the long-term prospects, but they're not bad. Most importantly, I really do think I've had a wonderful life, with amazing experiences as a reporter and a presenter. And if it was all to end tomorrow, I couldn't have any complaints. I've had a really marvellous time."

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Bill recently confirmed he had prostate cancer

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The former BBC Breakfast presenter also confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: "I can confirm reports that I was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer last November. I'm receiving excellent treatment including chemotherapy at @royalmarsdenNHS and am immensely grateful for the support I've had from colleagues at @ClassicFM, where I continue to work. I am in good spirits and hope to be around for some time yet. Please spare a thought today for the hundreds of people in the UK who will be told today that they have cancer. They are the ones who really need some love. Thank you."

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