By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly. The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” last year.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.
The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Hatch announced last week that he would not seek another term this fall.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
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