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Ex-Sen. Arlen Specter: I'm fighting cancer again
 
Arlen Specter loses his Senate bid.
Arlen Specter loses his Senate bid.
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The office of former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter confirmed that the 82-year-old is once again battling cancer. Earlier Tuesday morning, Philly.com reported that Specter had been hospitalized with a serious illness. The Republican-turned-Democrat announced in 2005 that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, for which he underwent chemotherapy. When his cancer returned in 2008, he was treated a second time. "I am battling cancer, and it's another battle I intend to win," Specter said in the statement on Tuesday.

 

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