Tirso Cruz III Grateful From The Support Of Family & Friends After Battling Cancer

Tirso Cruz III battled stage 2 lung cancer in 2014, but is now doing much better.

According to media report, Tirso – or “Pip,” as he’s fondly called by colleagues and friends – discussed about his cancer battle during an advance birthday party for him last Saturday, March 28 in Quezon City. The actor’s birthday is on April 1.

Tirso said that he initially did not want to have a check-up, but his son, actor Bodie Cruz encouraged him to do so. It was during the check-up he found out he had lung cancer.

Tirso said he went through surgery in September 2014, and thankfully, the operation went well. He went through rounds of treatment as well.