Joe Paterno has a "treatable" form of lung cancer, as announced by his son Scott in a statment to the Associated Press on Friday afternoon:
Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."
"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," Scott Paterno said in a brief statement.
Words fail me at this point. Give it hell, Joe.