Son: Joe Paterno has lung cancer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Days after losing the job he held for nearly a half century, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer.
Scott Paterno, the Hall of Fame coach's son, said in a statement Friday that his father's doctors are optimistic the 84-year-old Paterno will make a full recovery.
Scott Paterno said in a text message to ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel the five-year survival rate for Joe Paterno's cancer is more than 70 percent, "but obviously ...
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