Dick Vitale is dealing with a new health obstacle. The legendary ESPN college basketball announcer revealed on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with throat cancer. This news comes two years after Vitale was diagnosed with lymphoma and treated for melanoma.
“I’m sorry to share that I received tough news today from Dr. Zeitels about my throat,” Vitale said in a statement. “The tests on the tissues they removed showed that I have vocal cord cancer and will need 6 weeks of radiation to treat it. Dr. Z tells me that it has an extremely high cure rate, and that radiation, not more surgery, is the best path.”
Vitale went on to say he’s going to “fight like hell” to return to work when the college basketball season begins later this year. “This time last year, I was on the ESPYs stage, asking everyone to help in the cancer fight,” Vitale wrote. “This terrible disease strikes so many of our …