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Longtime ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale announced he has been diagnosed with another form of cancer, after previously having multiple surgeries for melanoma during the summer.
Vitale revealed Monday that tests over the past three weeks have confirmed a diagnosis of lymphoma, which appears unrelated to his earlier cancer. However, he said his prognosis is good and that he will continue to work around his upcoming chemotherapy schedule.
"With all that said, I consider myself very lucky," he said in a statement via ESPN.
"I’ve seen firsthand the devastation that cancer can have on families, on children, and on all of our loved ones. It can bring you to your knees. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting. It robs you of so many things, including life itself for some of the most unfortunate patients. I never lose sight of that, and that’s why I feel so lucky."
Vitale, 82, credited early detection and screening for helping him to manage his cancers.
Doctors plan to treat his lymphoma with steroids and six months of chemotherapy. Surgeries this summer effectively removed the melanoma, which Vitale said is "totally cleared."
Vitale is under contract with ESPN through the 2021-22 college basketball season.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dick Vitale, ESPN broadcaster, reveals lymphoma diagnosis