"Jim Valvano so eloquently told us to ‘Never give up.' I owe it to my three young daughters to do exactly that."
Lee began playing pool over three decades ago, and became one of the most dominant players in the sport in the 1990s. In fact, the former #1 ranked player got her spider nickname because her friends said she was such a killer on the table.
But, Lee -- who was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 2013 -- was forced to stop playing the game at a high-level years ago after battling the effects of scoliosis.
Now, Lee's family and friends say she's expected to undergo multiple surgeries in the coming weeks and months in an attempt to slow the cancer.