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Roy Scheider Undergoes Treatment for Cancer

Jun 20, 2005 | 6:43am EDT

Jaws star Roy Scheider is recovering after undergoing hospital treatment to combat cancer.

Scheider--who starred in a string of classic movies in the 1970s including The French Connection, Klute and Marathon Man--underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, last week.

And the 72-year-old, who ironically played a boss of a powerful company who refuses to pay for a client's bone marrow transplant in The Rainmaker, is now relaxing following the treatment.

He tells the New York Daily News, "It went well. They harvested my stem cells. I was my own donor.

"I won't be bouncing around like I usually do this summer. I'll be weak. I'll be recovering. But, to all those wishing me well, thank you very much."

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