Chief Cushie ~MaryO~ Posted November 12, 2004 Chief Cushie Report Share Posted November 12, 2004 LOS ANGELES (AP) - World champion figure skater Scott Hamilton was diagnosed Thursday with a benign brain tumor, his publicist said. Hamilton, 46, underwent a biopsy at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and doctors expected to release him from the hospital by Friday. Hamilton has a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumor in the region of the pituitary gland, said Dr. Gene Barnett, chairman of the clinic's brain tumor institute. Hamilton's publicist, Michael Sterling, said the skater has had vision problems in recent weeks. ``We will be working with him on a treatment plan moving forward,'' Barnett said. Hamilton was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1997 and treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Hamilton, who lives in Los Angeles, is a four-time U.S. national champion, a four-time world champion and the 1984 Olympic gold medalist. He is now a skating show producer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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