SIUC chancellor says he has cancer
CARBONDALE — The chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been diagnosed with cancer.
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In a statement posted on his blog Thursday, Carlo Montemagno announced that he recently had to limit his public schedule in order to address significant back and hip pain, which was originally thought to be caused by cysts.
The cysts were treated, but their cause was identified as cancer, Montemagno said. He did not specify the type of cancer.
“I won’t go into more detail here other than to say we are treating it aggressively and I am confident that I will be around for a long time,” Montemagno said.