Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue survives cancer, returns to painting | NOLA.com

Artist George Rodrigue, known for his paintings of a beseeching, yellow-eyed blue dog is recovering from months of cancer treatment. Rodrigue said that while preparing for surgery to eliminate back pain, doctors discovered that he suffered from a rare form of lung cancer that had spread to other parts of his body. After undergoing a series of “very tough” radiation treatments and chemotherapy at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Rodrigue said that doctors are satisfied the cancer has been eliminated...

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