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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

National Briefing | Washington: Specter Announces Cancer Recurrence

Senator Arlen Specter’s cancer has returned. A statement released by his office said that a medical scan, followed by a biopsy, had detected an early recurrence of Hodgkin’s disease, which is a cancer of the lymph system. Mr. Specter, 78, a Republican from Pennsylvania, was treated for the same type of cancer in 2005 and was later given a clean bill of health.
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Senator Arlen Specter’s cancer has returned. A statement released by his office said that a medical scan, followed by a biopsy, had detected an early recurrence of Hodgkin’s disease, which is a cancer of the lymph system. Mr. Specter, 78, a Republican from Pennsylvania, was treated for the same type of cancer in 2005 and was later given a clean bill of health. “I was surprised by the PET scan findings because I have been feeling so good,” Mr. Specter said in the statement. “I consider this just another bump on the road to a successful recovery from Hodgkin’s, from which I’ve been symptom-free for three years.”.

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