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TNT's Ernie Johnson Has Cancer


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Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson has cancer

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Turner Sports studio host Ernie Johnson revealed Wednesday that a swollen lymph node under his ear is the result of a cancer diagnosis he received in 2003.

Johnson released this statement:

"Two and a half years ago, in August of 2003, I was diagnosed with 'follicular' Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is a low-grade and treatable cancer -- not as aggressive as some other forms...The only reason I'm bringing my condition to your attention now is because the swelling of a lymph node near my left ear has become noticeable to viewers of TNT and there have been questions asked."

Johnson will continue to work throughout the rest of the NBA regular season and playoffs and will likely undergo chemotherapy treatment in June.

He is in his 16th year with Turner Sports and currently hosts TNT's NBA and PGA golf coverage, as well as TBS' Pac-10 and Big-12 college football.


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