Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sen Arlen Specter (R-PA) has Cancer Again
In some very saddening news, we have learned that Senator Specter of Pennsylvania and a true leader on the Judiciary Committee has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease again. He was first diagnosed with this cancer of the lymphatic system in 2005.
Sen. Specter recently published his autobiographical book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate", about his battle with the disease which he first was aware of having in 2005. In the book he describes his battles as friends and enemies began to treat him differently and famously said that President Bush treated him like he was "contagious".
He has stated that he will continue to serve Pennsylvania in the Senate and will go through an intense 12 weeks of chemotherapy. Sen. Specter has also had other medical issues in the past which he has overcome and recovered from fully, such as two cardiac arrests and other heart problems.
We wish him good luck and a speedy path to recovery.
Other Links on this story:
Official Statement - Sen. Specter's Senate Office
Arlen Specter's Hodgkin's disease returns - CNN
Pa. Sen. Arlen Specter diagnosed again with cancer - AP