Joe Paterno Diagnosed with Lung Cancer
11/18/2011 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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."