December 05, 2004

Former Olympic champion Hamilton to undergo treatment on tumor

CLEVELAND, OH - Former world and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton will undergo high-tech radiation therapy for a non-cancerous brain tumor, the surgeon who will carry out the treatment revealed.

Hamilton will have laser treatment later this month at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Professor Gene Barnett said.

The 46-year-old was diagnosed last month with the slow-growing tumour in the region of his pituitary gland.

In 1997, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and treated with surgery and chemotherapy.

"Scott's spirit and confidence in Dr. Barnett, his staff and the treatment remain very high," his publicist Michael Sterling said.

Hamilton, now a skating show producer, is a four-time world champion and the 1984 Olympic gold medalist.

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