Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Arlen Specter's Hodgkin's disease returns -

Sad news about Senator Specter.

Arlen Specter's Hodgkin's disease returns - "Sen. Arlen Specter's Hodgkin's disease, which he battled in 2005, has recurred, but doctors said that its return was detected early and that Specter has an 'excellent chance' of once again achieving remission, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the senator's office.

Sen. Arlen Specter says he was surprised by test results because he has been 'feeling so good.'

Specter, 78, will continue to perform his Senate duties and conduct his campaign for re-election to a sixth term but will undergo 12 weeks of chemotherapy, the written statement said. Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system."

Its always sad to hear that a member of the Senate community is ill, but Senator Spector is a fighter and I'm sure he's going to beat Hodkins again. He was down on the floor this morning engaged in the judicial noms fight.

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