Joe McGinniss has cancer, but feels 'terrific'

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm •  Published: January 24, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-journalist Joe McGinniss says he was diagnosed in May with advanced prostate cancer but is responding well to treatment and feels "terrific."

The 70-year-old McGinniss is best known for controversial works such as "The Selling of the President" and "Fatal Vision." On Wednesday, he posted on his Facebook page that he had "inoperable, terminal, metastatic prostate cancer." He confirmed the diagnosis in response to an email from The Associated Press and in a subsequent Facebook posting.

McGinniss told the AP that he has no symptoms and is eager to write more books and magazine articles.

"Fatal Vision" detailed the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, a former Army surgeon convicted of the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and young daughters in Fort Bragg, N.C. MacDonald maintains his family was killed by a band of intruders.