What type of cancer did Jeff Dickerson have?

LONG-TIME Bears beat reporter for ESPN radio in Chicago Jeff Dickerson died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 after a year-long battle with cancer. 

He was 44 years old.

What type of cancer did Jeff Dickerson have?

Dickerson had colon cancer and died in the same hospice care facility as his wife Caitlin died two years prior.

For eight years, Caitlin Dickerson had been undergoing treatment for melanoma and associated effects. 

Dickerson is survived by his 11-year-old son, Parker, and parents Sandy and George Dickerson, who were both graduates of Buffalo Grove High School and the University of Illinois.

As a person, Dickerson was noted for his cheerfulness and professionalism as a reporter. 

Even while he battled illness, he worked to raise money for the Vaughn McClure Foundation, which he helped create to commemorate the memory of McClure, a former colleague and ESPN reporter who died in 2020.

Dickerson called his wife Caitlin an "inspiration" in 2019 because she "refused to let her cancer dictate her life," according to ESPN.

When he was diagnosed with cancer in early 2021, he turned his resolve into a full schedule that included parenting Parker, fundraising for cancer research, and covering the Chicago Bears for ESPN internet and ESPN 1000 radio.

He also joined the board of the Vaughn McClure Foundation, a non-profit he helped create to memorialize McClure, a former Bears beat reporter and ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter who died in 2020.

Dickerson was the emcee at the foundation's first fundraising dinner in Chicago on October 14.

Few in attendance were aware that his illness was progressing.

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