TNT Sports Johnson Reveals Diagnosis of Follicular Lymphoma

US TNT television host Ernie Johnson revealed Wednesday that a swollen lymph node under his ear is the result of a follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

Johnson says "Two and a half years ago, in August of 2003, I was diagnosed with follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is a low-grade and treatable cancer -- not as aggressive as some other forms...The only reason I'm bringing my condition to your attention now is because the swelling of a lymph node near my left ear has become noticeable to viewers of TNT and there have been questions asked."

Johnson will continue to work throughout the rest of the NBA basketball regular season and playoffs and will likely undergo chemotherapy treatment in June. He's been with Turner Sports for 16 years. He currently hosts TNT's NBA and PGA golf coverage as well as TBS' Pac-10 and Big-12 college football broadcasts.

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