Mitt Romney Reportedly Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Summer
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is preparing for a possible Senate campaign in Utah, was reportedly treated for prostate cancer last summer.
A source close to the 70-year-old former governor of Massachusetts told CNN, “He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California. His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.”
CNN anchor Jake Tapper shared additional information in a tweet:
.@MittRomney aide offers more details:
“Last year, Governor Mitt Romney was diagnosed with slow-growing prostate cancer. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 8, 2018
Upon hearing the news, people on Twitter offered their support:
Good luck to him. Regardless of political standing, I never want to see anyone suffer through cancer ????
— Alyssa Z. (@alyssa_zaccaro) January 8, 2018
I hope that @MittRomney is fully healed and that he is doing well.
— Angela Maloney (@musique913) January 8, 2018
Good news about it not having spread, happy to hear recovery went well #cancersucks
— d_twit (@d_twit) January 8, 2018
Sending my love to Mitt and his wonderful family. Many better days to come.
— Megasus (@NelsonWhoop) January 8, 2018
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer. Approximately one in seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in 39 men will die of prostate cancer.
Other well-known men diagnosed with prostate cancer include former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell and actor Robert De Niro.
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