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Illinois News Anchor Tells Viewers He Has Brain Cancer With Months To Live

An Illinois news anchor fighting brain cancer told viewers in a live broadcast that he only had four to six months to live.

WCIA-TV's Dave Benton told viewers that doctors told him that his brain tumor was too large for traditional treatment.

"Basically my cancer is back and it's too big for surgery and radiation," Benton said. "Doctors have told me that I may have four to six months to live."

"I believe that I'm in God's hands," he said. "I'm at peace, and I know that He's going to take care of the days ahead and that the goal here is to have the best ones possible."

Benton, who has worked at the station for over nine years, said he planned to continue working.

"The viewers have so supported me through this. They too deserve that support because it's not just really only about me. I'm dedicated to continue good work."

The 51-year-old has a wife and two adult children.

September 15, 2014 |




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