Former Today show host, turned Real Sports sportscaster, Bryant Gumbel,61, revealed on a live episode of Live with Regis and Kelly that he is being treated for lung cancer. He announced that he had undergone surgery a month ago to remove what turned out to be a malignant tumor. According to Gumbel, “They opened up my chest, they took a malignant tumor and they took part of my lung and some other goodies. The pathology on most of the stuff came back benign, but enough aggressive cells escaped the tumor that it warranted some treatment.” He is scheduled to follow up with his physician next week to see what course his treatment will take from here. Gumbel is known to be a cigar smoker.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.
There are two main categories of lung cancer:
Common symptoms of lung cancer include:
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