Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer By Erica Palan· 11/18/2011, 4:42 p.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! This afternoon, Joe Paterno’s son Scott announced that his father has a treatable form of lung cancer. The diagnosis was made last week. As if State College needed more bad news. [Philly.com] Read More About: Joe Paterno Penn State You Might Also Like The No-BS Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election in Philly How to Spend a Weekend in and Around the Charming Town of Honesdale Is Your Sleep as Messed up as Ours These Days?