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    codename11

    [1]Feb 6, 2008
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    Eric Dane's real-life medical emergency

    By Denette Wilford
    2008-02-06

    'Grey's Anatomy' star battles cancer

    Eric Dane, who plays Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan, on Grey's Anatomy was diagnosed with skin cancer last month.

    He initally thought he had a bad case of chapped lips, but upon further inspection, the actor realized something was seriously wrong, reported OK! magazine.

    "I went to my dermatologist (and) he said it was malignant tissue caused by sun damage," Dane revealed.

    The malignancy was treated by freezing the cancerous tissue off with liquid nitrogen. However, his skin had a severe reaction to the medication after the procedure, making it difficult to eat. The actor estimated that he dropped at least 10 pounds while dealing with the cancer. Fortunately for Dane, the procedure was a success and the actor is doing well.

    Sorry Mcsteamy fans!

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    [2]Feb 6, 2008
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    OMG! i hope he is ok- that is terrible news.

    Get well soon!

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    Bliss_West88

    [3]Feb 7, 2008
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    OMG I can't believe that!! I hope he is ok!!
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    alexandizzie

    [4]Feb 8, 2008
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    I read somewhere that he doesn't have cancer, thank God!
    here's the link:
    http://www.accesshollywood.com/article/8290/RepCalls-Eric-Dane-Cancer-Story-A-Misrepresentation/
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    ilovemcsteamy

    [5]Feb 8, 2008
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    alexandizzie wrote:
    I read somewhere that he doesn't have cancer, thank God!
    here's the link:
    http://www.accesshollywood.com/article/8290/RepCalls-Eric-Dane-Cancer-Story-A-Misrepresentation/


    yaaaaaaay, I was so worried about him
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    friends_freak6

    [6]Feb 8, 2008
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    Yeah I read that he did have it, but it was safely removed.
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    [7]Feb 8, 2008
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    I have read in several magazines that he was diagnosed but is now recovering well
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    winkipop69

    [8]Feb 9, 2008
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    I am glad its better. Gotta have McSteamy
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    dyle123

    [9]Feb 10, 2008
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    Oh wow, thank god he's well again
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    super_mandii

    [10]Feb 10, 2008
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    omg that sucks
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    gregmom

    [11]Feb 10, 2008
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    I am so glad he is ok now.
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    marian16stix

    [12]Feb 14, 2008
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    Whoa...It brings you back to reality, doesn't it? Cancer can happen to anyone & affects so much more than the person who's sick. That must have been scary for the poor guy. It's good that it wasd iagnosed & treated right away.

    I'm happy he's well & in recovery. What would we do without McSteamy??

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    Pet_Petra

    [13]Feb 29, 2008
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    Good news. It was all exaggerated.

    http://www.buddytv.com/articles/greys-anatomy/greys-anatomy-star-denies-canc-16696.aspx

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    mjamielee7

    [14]Feb 29, 2008
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    I hope we will have mcsteamy looking good again for the show. for his sake, the writers strike was probably a good thing.
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    lalakid87

    [15]Mar 5, 2008
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    I was really shocked when I heard about this. I'm glad he's better now! =D!
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