WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Republican Senator Bob Dole, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1996, mentioned on Thursday that he has been identified with superior lung most cancers and can bear remedy starting subsequent week.
“Recently, I was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer….while I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole, 97, mentioned in a Twitter posting.
Known for his fast, searing wit and legislative expertise, Dole had an extended profession within the U.S. Congress that included serving as Senate majority chief. In the early Nineteen Eighties he chaired the Senate Finance Committee, which helps information U.S. tax, commerce and well being coverage.
He was soundly defeated by President Bill Clinton within the 1996 presidential election with Dole successful 40.7% of the vote to Clinton’s 49.2%.
Dole suffered critical wounds in Italy throughout World War II that resulted in an extended hospitalization.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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