Actor Louis Gossett Jr. Fighting Early Stages of Cancer

'An Officer and a Gentleman' actor Louis Gossett Jr. has announced that he's battling the early stages of prostate cancer and is undergoing intensive treatments.

The Oscar Award winner spoke of his condition, “I count this diagnosis among the many challenges I have faced in my life and overcome. I expect this to be no different.”

The actor won an Academy Award in 1983 for his role in 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and has titled his personal memoir An Actor and a Gentleman, set for release on May 17.

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