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Son: Joe Paterno treatments going well

Updated: November 26, 2011, 10:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno says his father is handling lung cancer treatments "very well."

Former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness earlier this month. After Saturday's 45-7 loss at Wisconsin, Jay Paterno said his father is "going through treatments" and "handling it very well."

The family has requested privacy, saying doctors are optimistic the 84-year-old ...

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