King secretly battled lung cancer and hasn’t spoken about it until now.
television host went in for a routine visit with his doctor and they found
a small spot on his lung, Us Weekly reports. After a CAT scan and PET scan
he was told he has the beginning stages of lung cancer.
On July 17, King went in for surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and doctors told him that the spot on his lung was malignant, but he was definitely in the early stages of lung cancer. If King had waited two or three years, he would have been in trouble.
This isn’t the first time the veteran broadcaster has had issues with his health. He had a heart attack in 1987 and underwent a bypass procedure later that year after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In his 70s, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which luckily was treated with radiation and did not require surgery.
Nothing can stop Larry King!
-- Kevin Zelman