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Emily Deschanel’s On-Screen Father Ryan O’Neal Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Sad news for Ryan O’Neal, who has a recurring role on Bones as Max Keenan, Temperance Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) father.

In a statement to People, the star says he was recently diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. No details were given about a time frame for treatment, but the star added, “According to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery.”

Given that Ryan was diagnosed with myelogenous leukemia in the ‘90s and made a full recovery, we think that his early diagnosis is a good sign that he has what it takes to beat it this time, too.

Ryan will appear as Grandpa Max to Baby Christine in the upcoming Season 7, Episode 10 “The Family in the Feud” scheduled to air April 30, 2012.

Source: People

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04.18.2012 / 04:46 AM EDT by Daynah Burnett
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