WTAM/Cleveland's Coleman Diagnosed With New Tumors
June 5, 2006 at 11:11 AM (PT)
The CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, and OHIO MEDIA WATCH are reporting the sad news that veteran WTAM-A/CLEVELAND sportscaster and morning co-host CASEY COLEMAN, who has been fighting pancreatic cancer for nine months, has been disgnosed with four new inoperable tumors in his liver and, according to the BEACON JOURNAL's TERRY PLUTO, says he has been given about six months to live.
COLEMAN told PLUTO that "I wasn't real surprised to hear about the new tumors. They are going to try some experimental procedures, but who knows?... I already consider myself a survivor. Most people who get what I did last no more than six months. That was nine months ago. So they tell me six months now -- hey, why not nine months or a year? Who's to say?" COLEMAN, 55, the son of legendary sportscaster KEN COLEMAN, has been a mainstay in CLEVELAND sports radio for years, working on BROWNS and INDIANS broadcasts as well as on WTAM's morning show.
I already consider myself a survivor.