After a protracted battle with lymphoma and melanoma, ESPN analyst Dick Vitale declared himself cancer-free on Wednesday.
“Dr. Rick Brown just notified me with my results of my major Pet Scan & told me the news I wish EVERY cancer patient can hear,” the college basketball analyst wrote on Twitter. “He said, ‘Dick u, you have gone from being in remission to being CANCER FREE’! Thank u to ALL who have sent me (prayers).”
The seasoned broadcaster, known for his theatrical delivery and passion for the game, revealed in 2021 that he had lymphoma after undergoing multiple operations to remove the melanoma.
Later, he declared that he would stop playing games to rest his vocal cords.
In a piece for ESPN, Vitale claimed that doctors told him his particular type of cancer had a 90% cure rate.
The lymphatic system is a crucial component of the immune system, and lymphoma is a spite of it. The lymphatic system is made up of tubes or conduits that run the length of the body, each with lymph nodes acting as filters. The body transports a transparent fluid containing lymphocytes and other immune-fighting cells.
Since the network’s debut in September 1979, Vitale has been a part of ESPN. In 2008, he was admitted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In July, the network published a documentary honoring the commentator “Dickie V” on ESPN+. Do you want to learn more about celebrities? Visit our website, Newswatchlist.com, for the most recent news.