WBAL's Ron Smith Says He Has Pancreatic Cancer
October 17, 2011 at 7:38 AM (PT)
Longtime HEARST Talk WBAL-A/BALTIMORE host RON SMITH told his midday listeners on TODAY's show (10/17) that he has been diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer.
"About two weeks ago I began feeling unwell," SMITH said, explaining that he went to his physician, Dr. BILL HOWARD, to get checked, and a CT scan showed a tumor on his pancreas. A JOHNS HOPKINS doctor, Dr, JOHN CAMERON, then informed SMITH that he has cancer that has spread to his liver, abdomen, and lungs. "That's some kind of news to get," SMITH noted. SMITH said that he asked Dr. CAMERON if the cancer was worth fighting and the doctor said "oh, yes... (there are) fantastic new chemo drugs, chemo regimens, I've seen worse cases than yours clear up." Saying that he would be taking chemotherapy treatments to battle the disease and that he intended to continue hosting the show, SMITH asserted that "the RON SMITH show will continue with RON SMITH except on days when I can't be here."
Hear and see SMITH's announcement by clicking here.