Mitt Romney’s Secret Cancer Battle

Mitt Romney’s Secret Cancer Battle

Last year, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer, his camp has confirmed.

A Romney aide told the Associated Press that he was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer.” The diagnosis was early enough, so the cancer did not “spread beyond the prostate.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted, “Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer. He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California. His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.”

After hearing the news, Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan tweeted, “Happy to hear @MittRomney is doing well. Regardless prayers to him and his family. #F—kCancer!”

Sen. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. He told "60 Minutes," “As you know, doctors are interesting. Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it’s — it’s a very poor prognosis. So I just said, 'I understand.' Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can, and at the same time celebrate with gratitude a life well lived.”