Nikolay Karachentsov has started treatment for cancer

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoboeken Nikolai Karachentsov. Archival photoNikolay Karachentsov has started treatment for cancer© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

People’s artist of the RSFSR Nikolai Karachentsov began treatment for cancer, the first procedure took place on Friday, told RIA Novosti the son of actor Andrey Karachentsov.

In early November, the wife Karachentsova Lyudmila Porgina told that the actor found the tumor in his lung. The study showed that the tumor was malignant.

«The first procedure took place on Friday, and then dad let go for three weeks. Now he will rest in the country, and then go again to the procedure. We are very grateful to the doctors — they found the most mild drug for treatment. And we believe that all will be well. We will fight,» — said the son of actor.

He also noted that before the treatment he and his father went to Athos.

Actor Nikolay Karachentsov in February 2005 in Moscow got in an accident and received a severe head injury, after which was not able to recover and continue his artistic career in the theatre «Lenkom» cinema.