Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last summer

Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer prognosis is good Drew Angerer Getty Images
Johnnie Parks | 09 January, 2018, 01:16

Mitt Romney was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer and underwent successful surgical treatment, according to sources close to the former MA governor who said the issue is not expected to have any bearing on his decision whether to run for US Senate in Utah.

"He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California".

Romney, 70, was "successfully treated", according to CNN's Jake Tapper who tweeted about the cancer diagnosis citing an anonymous source close to Romney.

One Romney aide said that he "was diagnosed with slow-growing prostate cancer".

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The disclosure comes as Romney, the former governor of MA, is believed to be preparing to launch a campaign for Senate in Utah. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who recently said he would retire.

In a short statement on Facebook he posted after Hatch's announcement, Romney thanked Hatch for his service but didn't mention whether he would run. Though he has not announced his future political plans, Romney is widely expected to mount a run later for the Senate seat being vacated at the end of this year by the retiring Sen. He then was nominated by the Republican Party for president in 2012, but lost to then-President Barack Obama in the general election. Trump and Romney spoke by phone last week.

The fact that news of his prostate cancer treatment emerged now could be an indication that Romney will run for office.

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