ESPN Anchor Faces Cancer Fight

Jan 15, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A longtime anchor on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” who has battled cancer in the past said the disease has returned. The New York Daily News reports that Stuart Scott tweeted about the return of the disease Monday night — just before going on air to host the 11 p.m. ET edition of “SportsCenter.”

Scott, who has about 260,000 Twitter followers, sent them the message: "Blessed by prayers..I’m back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I’ll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG."

“Livestrong” is a reference to Lance Armstrong’s foundation that raises money for people fighting cancer.

“The 47-year-old Scott was originally diagnosed in 2007 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Doctors found a rare malignancy known as appendiceal cancer, according to Touched By Cancer magazine,” the story reports. “Scott also received chemotherapy in 2011, he announced on Twitter at the time.”

An ESPN spokesperson is quoted as saying Scott "plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments."


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