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Joe Paterno

Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

11/18/2011 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Paterno
has been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer ... this according to his son Scott.

Scott just released the following statement: "Last weekend my father was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness. He is currently undergoing treatment and his doctors are optimistic that he will make a full recovery."

Scott added, "As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment."

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1.

Jay W.     

Joe... if you smoked, keep smoking.

1069 days ago
2.

Really??     

Karma!!

1069 days ago
3.

AreUCrazy    

Ask that his privacy be respected?????

Why make a National announcement about it then Scott?

1069 days ago
4.

SantaFeJack    

A treatable form of lung cancer in an 84 year old man!?! This family seems to specialize in denial.

1069 days ago
5.

MIKE    

Looking for the pitty vote?

1069 days ago
6.

FreakHater    

Thank you Laura!! I was just thinking the same thing, we wouldn't have known about it had he not made the announcement!! dipsh*t

1069 days ago
7.

your own luck    

Even though Joe can make a "full recovery", I don't think the same could be said for all the young victims that he couldn't bother telling the police about.

1069 days ago
8.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Now he can suffer as the poor kids he made suffer with his 'I Am God' attitude.

1069 days ago
9.

Dan Koz    

You people are disgusting. Cheering and happy that a person has been diagnosed with Cancer.

You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You obviously have no class. Careful when you talk about karma- Cheering Joe having Cancer may come back to bite you- or someone you love

1069 days ago
10.

VictoriaGirl    

Anyone else think this guy looks exactly like Jack Kuervorkian?

1069 days ago
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ABB    

If I was him, I'd refuse all medical help and take my medicine (diying of cancer) as a great coach (that hid child molesting)

1069 days ago
12.

Mike    

I bet most people in America couldn't care less at Joe Paterno's lung cancer. It's not going to get him one little bit of sympathy.

Some people probably think he deserves to get it after letting this child rapist prey on little kids for 15 years after he was first suspected of doing it.

1069 days ago
13.

Azzkicker    

Hold on; he makes a huge public announcement to tell everyone that his father has cancer, but then asks to leave them alone & give them privacy? Then why make a huge public announcement in the first place? What's he trying to do, garner pity for his dad? This is so messed up...

1069 days ago
14.

what    

Cancer is never a good thing for anyone. He's 84 years old, of course he has health problems. However, releasing this statement is just for the sympathy vote!

1069 days ago
15.

user1    

You people should be ashamed of yourselves for making comments about how its karma that he got cancer. Shame on all you. I guess none of you really have dealt with a loved one who had cancer- so you lack compassion! Regardless of whether you agree or not wit how he handled the Penn State scandal- I wish him the best in his recovery and hope he beats the disease.

1069 days ago
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