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Thursday, September 9, 2010

legendary newsman mark dailey going 2-0 with cancer

He has beaten this ugly monster before and he will again. I'm sure of it. The legendary voice of CITY-TV announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. The following is the article from the Star where they did an exclusive interview with the news vet. Mark is a good friend of the blog and a personal industry pal of mine and I, like millions of local viewers, am behind him in his second fight against cancer - which he will come out victorious. Keep Strong, Bud.

Citytv news anchor Mark Dailey said Wednesday that he is battling cancer for a second time.

Dailey made the announcement during the TV station’s 6 p.m. newscast.

The veteran broadcaster has been very public about his successful battle against prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with six years ago.

“It’s yet another cancer challenge for me,” Dailey said on the newscast.

Dailey said he had been experiencing symptoms like weight loss, fatigue and night sweats for several weeks. After a CT scan last week, doctors found a tumour on his left kidney.

“It was a real shock. I didn’t think it was going to be that severe,” Dailey told the Star in a phone interview Thursday morning.

“(Kidney cancer) is a little bit of a different beast than prostate, but the prospect is good. The cure rate is not as high as prostate, so it’s a bit concerning that way.”

Dailey says that he will continue anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast for the next two weeks, and will be undergoing surgery in early October, after his daughter’s wedding on Oct. 1.

He hopes to return to anchoring the nightly newscast at the end of October while undergoing chemotherapy.

“I’m upbeat…I’m positive. You have to be. How can I not be?” he said. “I know now what it is. I can deal with it pretty well.”

Dailey began his career as a radio and television reporter in Ohio in 1968, and joining Citytv in 1979.