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Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

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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.