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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."

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Anyone know if it Colon Cancer? Just saying... Karma!

1078 days ago


If it's a personal matter and they want it treated as such, then a statement should not have been released. I think his son is looking for some leniency when it comes to the controversy his father is embattled in. I find it extremely distasteful!

1078 days ago


Why do ******** like this issue statements about their private lives and then ask to be left alone? If you want privacy then STOP ISSUING STATEMENTS. What kind of a dumb**** do you have to be to not get that?

1076 days ago
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