Son: Paterno handling cancer treatments well

Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno says his father is

handling lung cancer treatments ”very well.”

Former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was diagnosed with a

treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a

bronchial illness earlier this month. After Saturday’s 45-7 loss at

Wisconsin, Jay Paterno said his father is ”going through

treatments” and ”handling it very well.”

The family has requested privacy, saying doctors are optimistic

the 84-year-old Paterno will make a full recovery.

School trustees fired Joe Paterno on Nov. 9 in the aftermath of

child sex abuse charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry

Sandusky.