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Bryant Gumbel reveals he's been treated for lung cancer

December 8, 2009 | 10:27 am

Gumbels Bryant Gumbel revealed today on "Live With Regis and Kelly" that he has been diagnosed with and treated for lung cancer, having undergone surgery two months ago.

"They took a malignant tumor, and they took part of my lung, and they took some other goodies," he told co-host Kelly Ripa, "and the pathology on most of the stuff came back benign, but enough aggressive cells had escaped the tumor that it warranted some treatment, and I went through that, and it's done now."

He said he even kept the news from his "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" staff and emphasized that he hopes -- hopes -- that it's over and done now. 

Gumbel has been filling in for Regis Philbin, who had hip surgery Dec. 1.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Bryant Gumbel and his wife, Hillary, in New York last month. Credit: Mark Von Holden / Getty Images for Dimension Films.

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