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Stuart Scott Cancer Returns: ESPN Anchor Announces Illness On Twitter, Then Hosts SportsCenter

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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott revealed on Twitter on Monday that he is again battling cancer. A short while after tweeting about his diagnosis and treatment, Scott hosted the 11 p.m. EST episode of Sportscenter.


Stuart Scott
Blessed by prayers..I'm back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I'll still work, still work out..still

Stuart Scott
Thanks for prayers..ill fight w ALL C survivors & loved ones. Cancer wants to re-appear..picked the right guy cuz I HIT HARD all day long!!

Stuart Scott
Here's what I do right aftr chemo. Leave the infusion center & go STRAIGHT 2 either do a p90x wkout or train MMA..THATS how you

Stuart Scott
Really appreciate all the prayers & well wishes. Nothing changes...I'm rockin the 11pm SPORTSCENTER tonite ..so...WE RIDE STRONG!!

ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys told USA Today Sports that the Sportscenter fixture "plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments." Scott re-tweeted and shared some of the positive messages that he received from sports figures such as Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. Jay Glazer of FOX was among Scott's colleagues in sports media offering support to Scott.

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As indicated in his tweets, this is not Scott's first battle with cancer. He first faced the illness in 2007 after an emergency appendectomy revealed a malignancy that was treated with chemotherapy.

"I'm not the type of guy to let this eat up my life. I've got strong faith and family and friends who are tackling this with me," Scott said during his 2008 treatment, via ESPN.com. "I can't find the words to express how much I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. I probably won't be able to get back to you all; but know it means a ton."

Scott again underwent chemotherapy in 2011 after doctors discovered more cancerous tissue. In 2011, Scott also announced his treatment on Twitter.

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