Paterno hospitalized for cancer treatment complications, son says
Joe Paterno, 85, was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer in November, his family has said.
January 13th, 2012
04:50 PM ET

Paterno hospitalized for cancer treatment complications, son says

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been hospitalized for minor complications from his ongoing
cancer treatments in Pennsylvania, Paterno's son Scott Paterno told CNN on Friday.

The family hopes his hospitalization is brief, Scott Paterno said.

Joe Paterno's family announced in November - days after he had lost his job as Nittany Lions head coach amid a scandal involving one of his former assistants - that he had been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer. Paterno, 85, has received chemotherapy treatments, CNN reported last month.

He was hospitalized for a few days last month after fracturing his pelvis when he slipped and fell at his home, sources told CNN at the time.

Paterno, the all-time winningest football coach in Division I history, was fired amid criticism that he hadn't done more when a sexual assault allegation surfaced regarding his longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Lung cancer vs breast cancer

    Around the first cycle of this disease, the actual lymph nodes aren't but afflicted with your malignant melanoma tissue. Lung cancer survival price for the original point are at 55 ...lung cancer

    January 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Huh? Care to break this down a bit more clearly?

      January 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Absolut420

    ummm he isnt dead. end quote

    January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
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