(NEW YORK) -- Michael Douglas says he's been on a "wild six-month ride" with throat cancer that may have come to an end. In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, the Oscar-winning actor says his tumor is gone.
He says, "I think the odds are with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer that I've got it beat."
The 66-year-old Douglas, who announced his cancer diagnosis in August, said he lost about 32 pounds while undergoing treatment for the disease, but has gained back about 12 pounds. He said he still has to be checked out by a doctor once a month for the next few months.
Douglas says he's celebrated his improved health condition with his family, including his two children with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. He also says the kids may have been affected by the paparazzi's interest in his cancer battle.
Douglas declares, "I resent the amount of imposition on our children, too, because it used to be at least they would try to keep them out of that, and they don't at all. They were having -- there was sort of a macabre enjoyment out of sort of watching me go down there for a while I felt by the paparazzi."
Douglas has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter with Zeta-Jones.
A part of Lauer's interview with Douglas will air on NBC's Today show Tuesday morning. The full interview will air Sunday, Jan. 23 on Dateline NBC.
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