Bob Dole: I Have Lung Cancer

Lawrence Kim
February 18, 2021

Health troubles continue for former long-serving Kansas senator Bob Dole, who's been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

"Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer", Dole said in a statement shared on social media.

The 97-year-old former GOP senator and presidential nominee announced in a tweet that he will begin treatment on Monday. He was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election and the vice presidential nominee in the 1976 election.

Dole's involvement in presidential politics is as lengthy as anyone to never hold the office.

Dole was elected to the US House of Representatives from Kansas in 1960 and won election to the US Senate in 1968.

He served for 27 years as a USA senator from Kansas, including two stints as the Senate majority leader. He was the GOP presidential nominee in 1996, losing to Bill Clinton.

He was soundly defeated, however, after an uninspiring campaign, with Clinton capturing 379 electoral votes to Dole's 159.

Dole served with distinction in the Army during World War II, suffering serious injuries in battle in Italy. Both awards are the highest civilian awards that exist in the U.S.

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