Olivier Douliery – AFP / Getty ImagesWorld War II veteran and former Republican Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Nov. 11, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery – AFP / Getty Images)
By Kipp Jones
Published February 18, 2021 at 11:30am
Former GOP Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, he announced through a statement on Thursday.
Dole, 97, posted a statement on Twitter sharing his advanced cancer diagnosis and that he would begin his first treatment next week.
“Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin on Monday,” Dole said in the statement. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own.”