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January 11, 2011
'Extra's' Jerry Penacoli Shares Cancer Survival Story
"Extra" news correspondent Jerry Penacoli was diagnosed last fall with stage three melanoma -- and he documented the fight for his life with an intimate video diary.
A strange mole that went unchecked for some time ended up turning into a life threatening skin cancer for Jerry. "Two surgeries later I ended up with one nasty infection, stuck in the hospital with a 104-degree fever, on intravenous antibiotics," said Penacoli.
Jerry returned to "Extra" on Monday with exciting news -- he won his battle with cancer and is now cancer-free.