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LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) – U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman, 75, has undergone successful treatment for cancer, his spokeswoman said, without specifying details of the disease.

The cancer “was detected early and he has been surgically cured”, spokeswoman Judy Gottlieb told People magazine.

“Dustin is feeling great and is in good health,” she added, later confirming the information to AFP.

Hoffman, a two-time Best Actor Oscar winner for “Rain Man” in 1988 and “Kramer versus Kramer” in 1979, will continue with preventative measures to avoid a recurrence, the spokeswoman added.

She did not specify what type of cancer he had or which hospital he was treated in.

Hoffman made his debut behind the camera last year with the film “Quartet,” a comedy about a group of retired musicians.

The legendary actor has starred in dozens of movies, including “Midnight Cowboy,” “Little Big Man,” “All the President’s Men,” “Marathon Man,” and “Tootsie”.

He currently filming “Chef”, directed by Jon Favreau, and co-starring Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.

Photo Credit: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi

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