In an interview with The Daily Mirror, Ian McKellen announced he has prostate cancer and has had it for six or seven years and that so far it has been contained within his prostate and is monitored on a regular basis. He also says that in the seven years since he was diagnosed with the cancer that he has not had any treatment at all. He says, “I have heard of people dying from prostate cancer, and they are the unlucky ones, the people who didn't know they had got it and it went on the rampage. But at my age if it is diagnosed, its not life threatening.” I didn't know age had something to do with whether you lived or died from it. That seems odd. Ian is 73.