ESPN's Dick Vitale announces lymphoma diagnosis

Dick Vitale, an ESPN college basketball analyst, announced Monday that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma.
Vitale stated that he will use steroids and six months' of chemotherapy to treat the cancer.

The 82-year old said that he will manage treatments around his work schedule in the coming season.

Thank you so much for your support and prayers. I will continue to fight with all my heart to win this war. Thank you so much for your support. Dick Vitale (@DickieV) October 18, 2021

Vitale revealed that he had several surgeries in August to remove his melanoma. According to Vitale, doctors do not believe his diagnosis is related to lymphoma.

"If you ever see me, please give me a hand and say a prayer for me to go back from being 82 years old to acting as if I were 12. Vitale thanked Vitale for his love in his post.

Vitale joined ESPN in less than four months following its September 1979 launch. Vitale has been an avid supporter of V Foundation for Cancer Research for many years and hosts a gala every year to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.