The former senator of Kansas Bob Dole announced he would begin treatment this week for his stage 4 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 said.
The 97-year-old World War II veteran was a former Senate Majority Leader the Republican party's presidential nominee in 1996. His entire political career spanned nearly five decades.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES pic.twitter.com/ndRxqNWb30
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) February 18, 2021
Stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage of cancer and is the least likely for the individual to be cured or end up in remission.
The former senator's announcement came just one day after the death of conservative talk show pioneer Rush Limbaugh who died following his year-long battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
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