Stanley Tucci, the beloved actor, director, and producer, recently underwent a grueling seven-week treatment for a tumor at the base of his tongue. The tumor was too large to be removed surgically, so Tucci underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatment five days a week at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
The tumor was discovered during a routine checkup in early 2021. After consulting with his doctors, Tucci decided to undergo the seven-week treatment, which included radiation and chemotherapy. During the treatment, Tucci had to wear a mask to protect his face from the radiation, and he was unable to eat or drink for the duration of the treatment.
Tucci’s treatment was successful, and he is now in remission. While he did not have to have part of his tongue removed, the radiation and chemotherapy did cause some damage to the area, and Tucci is now unable to taste certain foods. He has also had to adjust to a new diet, as some of the foods he used to enjoy are now off-limits.
Despite the challenges, Tucci is grateful to be in remission and is looking forward to getting back to work. He has already returned to the set of his upcoming movie, The Many Saints of Newark, and is continuing to work on other projects.
Tucci’s story is a reminder of the importance of regular checkups and the power of modern medicine. We wish him all the best as he continues to recover and return to his normal life.