Marty Griffin Back In Hospital Recovering After Blacking Out

His doctors say the latest set back was not a stroke

The Inside Story With Marty Griffin
October 08, 2018 - 3:06 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - KDKA listeners expected Marty Griffin back on air Monday for his 9-noon show but during an afternoon video post, he explained that he blacked out and hit his head early Monday.

Sporting a small gash on his forehead while lying in bed at the UPMC Cancer Center, Griffin says that has had an EKG and did not have a stroke.

Griffin is going through chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy for a cancer that developed near his throat due to the HPV virus.

His doctors believe dehydration could’ve contributed to the blackout.

He is unsure if he will be spending the night in the hospital. 

The latest setback won’t stop Griffin from receiving his daily radiation treatments and while he admits he is tired and has a cold and slight fever because of a depleted immune system, he will continue to fight.

Griffin has decided to keep his fight public so that others don't have to go through what he has.

You can follow Marty’s Journey on his website Sparkt.com where there is a lot of information on HPV and how you can protect your children from the cancer caused by the virus

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