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Legendary announcer Dick Vitale reveals cancer scare

Dick Vitale
Dick Vitale attends the 2008 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The 82-year-old broadcaster, known for his entertaining college basketball commentary on ESPN.

According to to ESPNFrontRow.com, Vitale revealed doctors diagnosed him with skin cancer earlier this year, but they were able to remove the cancerous cells. He then underwent four cosmetic procedures to “sew up the area on his face.”

“The bottom line is they removed the cancer cells, and I was relieved, big time, to be cancer clear.” he said.

Vitale has been working at ESPN since the network began showing college games in December 1979.

The Centers for Disease Control says skin cancer is the most common of cancer in the U.S.