I just heard on the news that Robert De Niro has prostate cancer. I don't see news of it on the web yet, but I'm sure the news will spread fast. When a celebrity gets a disease, it focuses attention on that disease, and a lot of people read about the symptoms and treatment, and whether you can do anything to lessen your own chances of getting it. It's too bad when anyone gets prostate cancer, and I wish De Niro well, but celebrities help spread medical information simply by being famous and sick at the same time. I also heard that Alan Alda was rushed to the hospital tonight. Maybe we're about to learn about another disease or condition. Good luck to Alda too.