The tweet linked to a YouTube video in which he told fans and friends that after seeing his doctor for a flu shot and a check-up late previous year, "he called me up and said, 'I'm a little anxious about your PSA levels'". The actor and TV presenter underwent an operation in January to have his prostate and 11 lymph nodes removed.
Fry said that doctors were positive following the procedure and told him: "It's all been got". Good heavens Stephen you're not the type of person who gets cancer'.
In the video, he added: "You have to recover and that's what I've been doing".
"My family and my divine and darling husband were just marvelous, I'm bloody lucky to have been surrounded by such incredible people".
The 60-year-old British broadcaster, actor and entertainer uploaded a 12-minute video to Twitter, and also on his website.
He also discussed how difficult a word cancer was to say, describing it as "one of those shocking, hard, difficult words".
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"You are probably now looking into my eyes and saying 'yes I can see it".
It was later discovered he had cancer and he had the prostate removed the following month.
"So aside from the flu jab I had my blood taken and urine and, you know, blood pressure, tapping here, tapping there, say "ah", say 99, you know". Are there greater chances of me getting other cancers now?
"I generally felt my life was saved by this early intervention, so I would urge any of you men of a certain age to get your PSA levels checked".
"It is crucial for every man to acknowledge the threat that prostate cancer can pose to his life".
It is the most common form of cancer in men and an ageing population means more and more men are diagnosed each year and for the first time deaths from prostate cancer have overtaken deaths from breast cancer.