CBS Local Newscaster With Brain Cancer Tells Viewers He Has Just Months to Live (Video)

Anchorman Dave Benton tells his audience that he hopes “to add a few days and make them the best they can be”

Last Updated: September 14, 2014 @ 5:15 PM

A television news anchorman has told viewers he has only four to six months to live because of brain cancer, but he hopes to work as long as he can.

Dave Benton of CBS affiliate WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., on Thursday told his audience that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large to be treated with surgery or radiation.

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He says he’ll try a new treatment to slow the tumor’s growth, but that his goal is to add “a few more days and make them the best they can be.”

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“As you know, I’m a born-again Christian,” Benton told viewers, “and I know that I’m in God’s hands. I’m at peace and I know that he’s going to take care of the days ahead.

Benton has a wife and two adult children. He grew up in Addison, a Chicago suburb, and graduated from Northern Illinois University. Benton has worked at the station for nine years.