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Larry King opens up after his surgery for lung cancer

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Larry King got a dreaded diagnosis of lung cancer over the summer — but he’s breathing easier after a successful surgery, he told the Daily News.

The Brooklyn-born broadcasting legend said his doctor noticed a “very small” spot on his lungs thanks to a routine chest X-ray, and a July 17 surgery confirmed it was Stage 1 malignant.

“For me it was lucky. They took it out. Now I have to get chest X-rays every six months,” King told The News. “I feel like I had cancer for a minute.”

King said he went public with his health scare to warn others. He had “no clue” he was in trouble, until the X-ray.

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Larry King has revealed a secret battle with lung cancer.

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King, 83, was a heavy smoker leading up to his heart attack in February 1987. He even smoked in the shower.

“I would keep it on the soap dish…



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