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Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has announced that he has stage 4 lung cancer and will begin treatment in the coming week.

“While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

Dole, 97, represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996 and was Senate Majority Leader for three years. A World War II veteran, he also was the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential nominee. His distinguished political career spanned nearly five decades.

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Current Kansas Senator Roger Marshall said in a statement “I have not known a better public servant.”

Former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who also served in the U.S. Senate, said “Bob Dole is a fighter so I wouldn’t assume anything.”

Stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage of the illness and is the least likely to be cured or end up in remission

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