Famed ESPN sports commentator Stuart Scott recently announced that he is fighting against a form of cancer, which has returned to his body in recent days.
Scott candidly mentioned his situation via Twitter: “Blessed by prayers..I’m back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I’ll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG. Thanks for prayers..ill fight w ALL C survivors & loved ones. Cancer wants to re-appear..picked the right guy cuz I HIT HARD all day long!!” Scott tweeted.
“My immediate thought was my two daughters. I’ve got to be around for them,” Scott says. “There have been a lot of people who’ve said I’m courageous. I’m not. I’m scared. But – I’ve got to be around for them.”
Scott is currently undergoing chemotherapy and works out right after treatments. “That’s my mental and physical way of standing up to cancer,” says Scott, adding he has done mixed-martial arts the past three years “more for my mind than my body. It makes me feel like I can battle with something that gets in my way.”
Scott’s original diagnosis came in 2007 when doctors determined that he had cancer after his appendectomy surgery. After enduring chemotherapy, Scott says that everything was fine until 2011, which tumors were found in his small intestine. Scott received surgery and remained cancer free until January 14th, when he made his announcement.