Citytv news anchor Mark Dailey said Wednesday that he is battling cancer for a second time.

Dailey made the announcement during the TV station’s 6 p.m. newscast .

The veteran broadcaster has been very public about his successful battle against prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with six years ago.

Dailey said he had been experiencing symptoms like weight loss, fatigue and night sweats for several weeks. After a CT scan last week, doctors found a tumour on his left kidney.

“It was a real shock. I didn’t think it was going to be that severe,” Dailey told the Toronto Star in a phone interview Thursday morning.

“(Kidney cancer) is a little bit of a different beast than prostate, but the prospect is good. The cure rate is not as high as prostate, so it’s a bit concerning that way.”

Dailey says that he will continue anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast for the next two weeks, and will be undergoing surgery in early October, after his daughter’s wedding on Oct. 1.

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