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Mitt Romney Reportedly Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Summer

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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:

Upon hearing the news, people on Twitter offered their support:

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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Originally published: January 8, 2018
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