Richard Petty's Wife Diagnosed With Lymphoma

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Lynda Petty, the wife of seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, has been diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma.

In a statement Thursday, the Petty family said she will be treated at Duke University Medical Center. Richard Petty said in the statement that his wife is in "good hands" and the family is "very optimistic" that her treatment will be successful.

The family thanked friends and fans for their support, and asked to have their privacy respected during her illness.

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  • by laney Location: raleigh on Feb 5, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    Lynda, please keep a positive attitude. My father was diagnosed with non hodgkins lymphoma 11 years ago. He did everything the doctors said and kept a positive attitude. He is still living a full life today and is free of cancer. My best wishes to you and your family. STAY POSITIVE!!!! God Bless

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