Pierce Brosnan made headlines this week amid an alleged health scare.
According to National Enquirer, Pierce Brosnan has a breast tumor. And he, allegedly, underwent surgery recently. However, no concrete pieces of evidence can confirm that these hearsays are correct as of this writing.
Pierce Brosnan has a scar on his breast
To make their dubious claims believable, the tabloid published a photo of the James Bond star with a scar on his left breast. The tabloid concluded with certainty that the scar was from a recent surgery caused by his breast tumor.
The tabloid interviewed a doctor who commented on the deadly disease. But it is important to note that he didn’t talk about Brosnan specifically.
“Oftentimes breast tumors develop as a side effect of medications and sometimes can be seen as following prostate surgery,” Dr. Stuart Fischer said, as per National Enquirer.
Was Pierce Brosnan diagnosed with cancer?
The New York-based internist said that men could also get breast cancer. However, the cases are rarer compared to women.
“Men lose progesterone and estrogen promotes breast tissue growth and even secretion. The potential cancerous tissues can be caused by the fat in the breast. You have to get it in the nick of time or it can spread and even be fatal!” he said.
Dr. Fischer also said that the procedure is simple but vital.
“You must remove everything that looks precancerous and the surrounding tissue. Cancer can grow quickly, and he must be mindful of malignant tumors for the rest of his life. Doctors typically remove as much as they can without permanently disfiguring the patient – but that depends on the size of the tumor. In this case, it looks like it was pretty large,” he said about the scar on Brosnan’s breast.
Dr. Yoel Shahar thinks that Pierce Brosnan had a tumor called lipoma, which is generally benign.
However, none of the doctors’ claims about Brosnan’s health is correct. The actor hasn’t explained where he got the scar on his breast from. And he is not required to do so.
Actor heartbroken over his wife and daughter’s deaths
Years ago, Brosnan revealed that it was his loved ones that died due to ovarian cancer. According to People, the actor’s wife and daughter died from the illness.
“There is an incredible cruelty in it all, losing a person you shared everything with, This is the first time in my life I’ve ever experienced bereavement, and it’s overwhelming,” Pierce Brosnan told the publication in 1992.