Specter has recurrence of lymph-system cancer
Specter, a five-term Republican, said in a statement yesterday that he has been found to have an early recurrence of Hodgkin’s disease, which is a cancer of the lymph system.
Specter, 78, underwent treatment for the same type of cancer in 2005 and was later given a clean bill of health. The statement said that the cancer was found by a medical scan but that he has no symptoms.
Specter said he would continue his normal duties, just as he did three years ago. He has already announced he will run for re-election in 2010, and he said the cancer will not stop him from doing that.