Tommy Chong reveals he was diagnosed with rectal cancer

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, talks about his line of marijuana products.
In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, talks about his line of marijuana products.
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Tommy Chong is using his humor as he faces a second cancer fight. This time it's reportedly rectal cancer.

"I'm in treatment now," Chong told Us Weekly. "Either I get healed or I don't. But either way, I'm going to make sure I get a little edge off or put up."

Chong tweeted about the news Wednesday morning.

The 77-year-old star, best known for "Cheech & Chong," says he's trying to say positive through a mix of reading and marijuana.

In 2012, Chong battled stage-one prostate cancer.