Rush Limbaugh continues his battle against cancer. The conservative talk show icon spoke about his ongoing health issues on Tuesday's nationwide program heard locally on News Radio 1290 WNBF from noon to 3:00 PM. Regular listeners know of his cancer diagnosis.  He told his listeners that he was diagnosed on January 20th of this year with advanced stage lung cancer.

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Since that time he has undergone various treatments in the fight to kill the cancer and restore his health.  At various times he has missed hosting his show as he underwent treatment and subsequent recovery. He has disclosed little about the type of treatment he is undergoing.  He said on Monday's program that "I need to be honest with myself on what I can and can't do."

Limbaugh says his recent treatments have left him weak and short of breath.  He said the only time since his cancer diagnosis that he has felt normal was after he went off clinical drugs and had no treatments of any kind for three weeks.  He said that the drugs caused the tumor to shrink in size but their side effects were so severe that he asked to stop that form of treatment.

Limbaugh went on to say that "every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God that I did. Just waking up is a blessing.  I know many of you are praying daily and nightly.  I happen to believe that they work.  I pray for the energy to be able to do this."

Limbaugh was presented with the Medal of Freedom in February at President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.  The award came shortly after he disclosed his cancer diagnosis on his nationwide radio show.

Currently in his third wave of cancer treatment Rush says he plans to host as many shows as he can.  On days that he is unable to be there he said the producers have a number of archived shows if needed plus several substitute hosts available on short notice.