Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is scheduled to receive treatment for stage four lung cancer on Monday.
Dole, 97, revealed his cancer diagnosis in a statement Thursday. The former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential candidate has battled pancreatic cancer in the past.
“Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin on Monday. 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.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES pic.twitter.com/ndRxqNWb30
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) February 18, 2021
Dole was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent treatment before he announced his presidential run in 1996. During a campaign event, he fell off stage, prompting some speculation about his health. He brushed off those concerns at the time, however.
“I just went over the top,” he joked at the time. He fell off