NASCAR wife Lynda Petty given PCNSL diagnosis


Lynda Petty, wife of legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, has been diagnosed with a subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to various media sources.

Specifically, Petty has been diagnosed with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), which is known to affect the brain and spinal cord. Petty will receive treatment at Duke University's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.

Treatment options for PCNSL include chemotherapy (with or without radiation) and whole brain radiation therapy.

Richard and Lynda Petty were married in 1958. You can read a 2008 profile of the Petty family at USA Today.

By Ross Bonander

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