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ESPN's Dick Vitale Shares Latest Major Health Update

Dick Vitale calling a game for ESPN.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Sportscaster Dick Vitale broadcasts before a semifinal game of the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament between the Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Orleans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 77-68. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Legendary ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is continuing to undergo treatment after being diagnosed with cancer last year.

Tomorrow is a big day for Dickie V. He announced on Twitter Monday that he will have bloodwork and a PET scan done to check on the status of his cancer.

"My MARCH MADNESS starts TUES.8 AM as I report for bloodwork & a PET SCAN that will give my Dr. Rick Brown an analysis of my cancer & see if the chemo treatments have been successful," Vitale said. "[Prayers] for good news. Just a way of life for ALL cancer patients!"

Vitale, who underwent cancer treatments last year, had surgery done in February to alleviate “a severe form of Dysplasia, Carcinoma in Situ" on hi s vocal cords.

Vitale has not called games this season but says he has his sights set on a return to broadcasting in 2022-23.

We're wishing him the very best and hope he will be able to fulfill that goal.