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DIAGNOSIS Son: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer Jim Prisching / AP Photo

Son: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

Joe Paterno’s personal difficulties just got worse: His son told the Asssociated Press Friday that the recently fired Penn State football coach, the highest-profile casualty of the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, has lung cancer. Paterno’s son said the 84-year-old is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."

November 18, 2011 4:28 PM