ESPN analyst Dick Vitale announced the cancer diagnosis

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Friday that he will undergo surgery to remove cancer from his neck.

In a post on X, Vitale said a biopsy of a lymph node in his neck proved cancerous.

Vitale said surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.

It was the 85-year-old Vitale’s latest cancer diagnosis.

In 2021, Vitale was diagnosed with lymphoma, and a few months later he underwent multiple surgeries to remove the melanoma. She chronicled her treatments and recovery on social media, posting photos of doctor visits and hospital stays, while offering motivational notes recorded before her voice rest. In 2022, he announced that he was cancer free. Vitale was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer last summer and underwent radiation therapy. In November, he announced that he was cancer-free, but had to postpone his return to ESPN broadcasts.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame, Vitale has been with ESPN since 1979, the year the network was founded. He called ESPN’s first college basketball broadcast.

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