ESPN sportscaster, Stuart Scott, shared on January 14, 2013 that his cancer has returned; this will be his third time fighting cancer. In 2007, after an emergency appendectomy, Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer; after six months of chemotherapy treatment Scott was cancer-free.
Then in 2011, malignant tumors were found in his small intestine. Again, he was cancer-free after treatment but has announced this week that he is back in the fight.
Scott is attacking his cancer head on. He tweeted to all his 287,800 followers, "Blessed by prayers..I'm back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo every 2 wks but I'll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG”. An article shared by Touched by Cancer magazine in 2011, focused on his spirit, his courage, and his family-centered life. His witty and ambitious career with ESPN is remarkable but that is not what defines him. Nor is his cancer.
Any cancer patient in remission deals with the fear of recurrence. Or maybe your cancer has also returned. Take Scott’s words to heart; take other WhatNexter’s words to heart. After all is said by doctors, family, friends, and fans, Scott’s reaction remains, “I’m fine. I’ve got this. Don’t worry.”