Dana Reeve battles lung cancer from her Pound Ridge home

Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve and a Pound Ridge resident, has made public her diagnosis of lung cancer.

Reeve, 44, revealed the diagnosis in a statement posted on the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Web site Tuesday morning. She said she decided to disclose her illness because of rumors about her health in the media. Reeve says she has already begun treatment for the cancer.

Reeve says she feels her husband?s presence as she faces this challenge. She also says she and her doctors are optimistic about her prognosis.

Related links American Cancer Society Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

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