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Report: Aretha Franklin Has Cancer

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Dec. 8 2010, Published 9:29 a.m. ET

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After a magazine story this week claimed that Aretha Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer, a new report out of Detroit cites a relative of the Queen of Soul that she does in fact have cancer, and that the family is "very concerned."

Fox 2 News in Detroit (via PopEater) says one of Aretha's relatives shared the news, adding that she is doing "OK" but that they're seeking prayers and thoughts from the community.

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After her hospital visit Aretha issued a statement:

"The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers! -- The Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin"

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