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Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer, Son Says

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."

Paterno was fired last week amid the child sex scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.


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