Larry King revealed on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer and had successful surgery this summer.
“The reason I go public with it is to tell people, ‘Get a chest X-ray,’” the iconic broadcaster, 83, told “Extra” in a new interview. “If I had not had the chest X-ray, it would have progressed.”
The results of his July surgery — which was scheduled after two speaking engagements in Europe — proved that the “spot” found in his X-ray was indeed malignant.
“On July 17, I had the surgery here at Cedars,” King said. “They took it out. It was malignant. They were going to take it out if it was malignant or benign. They tested it. They said, ‘You are fine.’ It was stage 1.”
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Source: Page Six