[Ed. – 70% to 92% of people with stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer can expect to live at least five years following their diagnosis.]
Comedian Kathy Griffin has revealed that she’s been diagnosed with stage one lung cancer. Griffin, 60, made the announcement Monday on social media in a note to her fans.
“I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer. I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed,” she wrote. “Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!”
“Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing,” she added. “I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.”
Griffin is best known for her brash and boisterous stand-up comedy, which led her to a successful career in TV. She’s won two Emmy Awards, one in 2007 and another in 2008, for her popular reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.”