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Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole has advanced lung cancer

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Senator from Kansas Bob Dole runs against Bill Clinton in the 1996 presidential campaign. Dole appears at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference.

Bob Dole, the longtime US senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has an advanced form of lung cancer and will undergo treatment.

Washington (CNN)Bob Dole, the longtime US senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has an advanced form of lung cancer and will undergo treatment.

"Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

My first treatment will begin Monday," Dole, 97, wrote on Twitter.

Dole, who was seriously wounded during World War II, has suffered a series of health ailments in previous years.

In 1991, he received surgery for prostate cancer, received abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in 2001, was hospitalized in 2005 after a fall in his home and was treated for a leg infection in 2009.

In addition to his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 1996, Dole also ran for president in 1980 and 1988 but was not nominated.

He served for 27 years as a US senator from Kansas, including two stints as the Senate majority leader.

In January 2018, Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

"In hearing (Dole's) story they will truly learn what it means to be a great American," Trump said at the medal ceremony.

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