ESPN’s Rick Sutcliffe Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Another ESPN on-air employee must deal with an unfortunate illness: Rick Sutcliffe has colon cancer.

Rick Sutcliffe

The former MLB pitcher & current baseball analyst was diagnosed with the disease during a recent routine check-up. Read more…

Zelasko Waiting ‘Till After Bowls To Tackle Cancer

Jeanne Zelasko isn’t going to let a little thing like thyroid cancer keep her from doing her job.

Jeanne Zelasko

Tom Hoffarth of INSIDE SOCAL diagnoses that the Fox Sports reporter will do her duty covering the Cotton and Orange Bowls, despite the discovery of a bump on her gland. Doctors have told her that the growth is in its very early stages, so she’s suspending surgery until after the bowl season.

We can’t blame her for not wanting to miss out on the games, especially the the Kansas-Virginia Tech matchup in Miami. How could she resist the chubby charms of Mark Mangino?

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Zelasko hopes her announcement will encourage others to keep an eye on their own health issues. For example, she suggests, “Routinely checking your thyroid is something you can do in traffic…unlike a breast exam that might get you a few odd looks.”

…but no shortage of volunteers to help. Or to take cell phone pics.

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Zelasko is the second sportscaster in the past few days to reveal a personal cancer battle. Stuart Scott returned to ESPN on Friday, after a month-long absence while dealing with an intestinal illness.

Coincidentally, both anchors share the same agent - Jackie Harris of William Morris. Jeanne joked, “I told her we have to add her to the list of things that cause cancer.”

Stuart Scott Comin’ Back After Cancer Treatment

ESPN ANCHOR EXPECTED TO RETURN TO AIR FOR FRIDAY NIGHT NBA: ESPN viewers may have been wondering where Stuart Scott has been for the past few weeks. Well, it turns out the booyah braggadocio has been recovering from intestinal cancer.

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The Worldwide Leader reports that Scott is expected to be back on the air Friday night, almost a month after falling off the schedule for falling ill.

Stuart underwent an emergency appendectomy in November, after getting sick right before a Steelers-Dolphins Monday Night game. (Watching Miami this season usually produces some kind of discomfort.)

However, during the surgery, doctors discovered some malignant tissue around Stuart’s appendix. So, Scott went back under the knife to get rid of the troublesome tissue. Although the docs believe they got all the bad stuff out, Stuart will be undergoing chemotherapy as a cautious measure.

Scott called the cancer news a “shocker”, but finds comfort in all the concern he’s received: “I can’t find the words to express how much I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

Can’t find the words? Stuart Scott? We find that a little hard to believe.

Stuart Scott ladies

But we wish Stu well, and hope his recovery stays as cool as the other side of the pillow.