Son: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

Source: AP / ESPN

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, according to his son.

Scott Paterno says in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that “his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery.”

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and womenin the United States.

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