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Blythe Danner Reveals She’s In Remission For Oral Cancer

Blythe Danner says she feels “lucky to be alive” after revealing she is in remission from most cancers.

The Emmy-winning actor and mom of Gwyneth Paltrow shared with Individuals Monday that she was recognized in 2018 with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a uncommon type of oral most cancers. Her late husband, producer and director Bruce Paltrow, additionally had oral most cancers earlier than his loss of life at age 58 in 2002.

“Everyone is touched by cancer in some way, but it’s unusual for a couple to have the same cancer,” she advised the outlet.

She added that when she first was recognized, she remembered wanting “up at heaven and said to Bruce, ‘Are you lonely up there?’ It’s a sneaky disease. But I’m fine and dandy now. And I’m lucky to be alive.”

Blythe Danner, Bruce Paltrow and Gwyneth Paltrow in 1997.

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Danner, who’s greatest identified for her roles in “Meet the Parents” and “Will & Grace,” advised Those that she saved her analysis secret “for a long time” from her kids, Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow, as a result of she didn’t need them to “worry.”

Gwyneth Paltrow advised the outlet she was “obviously very shocked” when she heard the information.

“It was scary,” Gwyneth Paltrow advised Individuals. “And it felt really eerie because it was so similar [to my dad’s].”

Gwyneth Paltrow and Danner pose backstage during the opening night of "The Country House" on Broadway in 2014.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Danner pose backstage throughout the opening evening of “The Country House” on Broadway in 2014.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has been public about how her father’s loss of life was notably tough for her. In 2015, she admitted to Howard Stern that she thought of her dad “the love of my life” and that Coldplay’s 2005 music “Fix You” was written about her. Gwyneth Paltrow was married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin from 2003 to 2016.

“‘Fix You’ was about him trying to put me back together after my dad died,” Gwyneth Paltrow advised Stern on the time.

Danner additionally mirrored on her emotions for her late husband whereas speaking with Individuals.

“You never get over that kind of loss,” Danner advised the journal. “Bruce was the heart of our family. And life is so much paler without him around. But grief is the price we pay for love.”

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