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Joe Paterno's son says JoePa diagnosed with treatable lung cancer

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer.

His son Scott made the announcement today. He says his father was given the news during a follow-up doctor's appointment for a bronchial illness.

The announcement comes just a week after Penn State trustees voted to fire Paterno in the wake of a major child sex abuse scandal.

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