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Q: famous tv anchor's fight against lung cancer ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: famous tv anchor's fight against lung cancer
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: bubber1-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 07 Jul 2005 17:39 PDT
Expires: 06 Aug 2005 17:39 PDT
Question ID: 541095
what is the very latest update on peter jennings' battle against lung cancer?
Subject: Re: famous tv anchor's fight against lung cancer
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 08 Jul 2005 00:54 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear Bubber, 

From the news today: 

" Jennings, a former smoker, is currently undergoing treatment for lung cancer." 
(SOURCE: "ABC, PBS Top News Emmy Nods", Broadcasting & Cable, July 8,
2005 <>)

From July 6th: 
"ABC News President David Westin says Peter Jennings remains an
optimist regarding his battle with lung cancer.

During an interview in The Los Angeles Times, Westin said: "Peter has
shown great strength and grace, but he's battling a very, very
difficult disease."

Westin did not offer a prognosis during the interview." 
(SOURCE: Dusty Saunders, "Saunders: Video lures radio star Kelley",

Probably, Jennigs prefer not to get into details and expects people to
respect his privacy.

However, you can get further news about it in the future through
Google News Alert:
Google News Alert - "Peter Jennings" "Lung Cancer"

If you sign up for this, every time that there is something new
regarding his situation (or that his lung cancer is mentioned on the
news), you'll get an email with a link.

You can, naturally, also get updated on his condition by checking
Google News, using the same search terms:
Google News Search

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
further clarifications on this answer before you rate it.
bubber1-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
it's as good an answer as i could have gotten if i talked to jennings
himself or his doctor(s) face to face. my father died of lung cancer
at age 82 three years ago. jennings' case is standard procedure: the
"treatment" is always underway fine and dandy, nobody knows anything,
no one has a prognosis, no one says anything until the patient takes
the almost inevitable turn for the worse, usually within a few months
from the diagnosis of lung cancer--when it has become obvious the case
is terminal. then it's simply a handful of months, half a dozen give
or take a few, until death arrives. if jennings follows anywhere near
the time path my dad did, he will be leaving us early next year.

Subject: Re: famous tv anchor's fight against lung cancer
From: politicalguru-ga on 08 Jul 2005 16:23 PDT
I am sorry for your loss :-(

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