01/15/2013 12:04 am ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

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

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.

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.

Tweets Of Support For Stuart Scott

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 "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.