Farrah Fawcett Enlists Help of Ex Ryan O'Neal in Cancer Fight

Farrah Fawcett has enlisted the help of her ex, Ryan O'Neal, as she prepares to undergo treatment for anal cancer, O'Neal told People magazine.

He accompanied Fawcett, 59, to a chemotherapy treatment on Monday, the magazine reported in its Oct. 23 issue.

"She's so strong," he says. "I love her. I love her all over again."

In a statement released through her publicist last week, Fawcett said she will receive six weeks of "cutting edge, state-of-the-art treatment."

This isn't the first time Fawcett and O'Neal, who ended their 17-year relationship in 1997, have reunited to fight a medical battle. Fawcett helped care for the 65-year-old actor in 2001 when he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

The couple has a 21-year-old son, Redmond.