Newscaster Dave Benton Reveals On Air He Has Months To Live
Dave Benton, an Illinois TV news anchor, revealed on air Thursday that he only has four to six months to live.
Newscaster Reveals Grim Diagnosis
Benton, who has been fighting brain cancer, found out recently that his brain tumor is inoperable and too large for radiation to have an effect. He revealed to viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that his doctors had informed him that without any treatment options available he’ll likely only have at most a half year left to live.
Benton added that he has elected to try a new treatment in an effort to slow the growth of the tumor. However, the goal is not to put his cancer in remission, but to merely, add “a few more days and make them the best they can be.”
A born-again Christian, Benton stated on-air, "I believe that I am in God's hands. I'm at peace and I know that he's going to take care of the days ahead. The goal here is to have the best ones possible."
Benton, who has been with the news station for nearly nine years, plans to continue working as long as he is able.