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Tammy Faye Messner, ex-wife of Jim Bakker, diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer


(RNS) Tammy Faye Messner, who used to lead the Praise the Lord (PTL) ministry with ex-husband Jim Bakker, has announced she has inoperable lung cancer.

Messner appeared on Larry King Live March 18 to disclose the details of the diagnosis. She expects to start a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation in April.

The diagnosis of a cancerous spot on her left lung came eight years after she had surgery for colon cancer.