ESPN anchor Stuart Scott Tweeted on Monday that his appendiceal cancer has come back.
Appendiceal cancer, also called, appendix cancer, occurs when cells in the appendix become abnormal and multiply without control. These cells form a tumor. A malignant tumor can spread to other parts of the body, according to Cancer.net.
He wrote: "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 #LIVESTRONG"
He remained upbeat saying, "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!!"
Scott gave is fans a look into his battle with the diseases by saying, "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 #LIVESTRONG"
Touched By Cancer magazine reports Scott was sick in 2007 while at a Monday Night Football game. An emergency appendectomy revealed the presence of appendiceal cancer. After six months of chemo, Scott was cancer-free until early 2011. At that time, doctors discovered that malignant tumors had developed on his small intestine. More surgery and chemotherapy treated the cancer, but it has returned again.
Last year Scott wrote: “Cancer sucks, and the effects of chemotherapy suck, and you’re going to feel like crap sometimes. But you’re going to feel like that whether you’re lying in bed or going to work or working out, so you might as well go out there and live your life. If you believe you’re not being touched by this, then it’s much better. I love my job. Those of us who do what we do, we’re blessed. Being on when you don’t feel well is not the challenge. I love writing. I love creating our shows every night. And by the time it’s time to go on, you’re charged. And when you’re going through something like this, going to work helps. Having that energy helps. Having a positive mindset helps.”
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