Non-cancerous tumor found in ex-skater's brain

Updated: November 11, 2004, 11:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- World and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.

The 46-year-old Hamilton underwent a biopsy at The Cleveland Clinic, and doctors expected to release him from the hospital by Friday, publicist Michael Sterling said Thursday.

"We will be working with him on a treatment plan moving forward," said Dr. Gene Barnett, chairman of the clinic's brain tumor institute.

Barnett said Hamilton has a slow-growing, non-cancerous ...

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