Former Senator Fred Thompson has disclosed he has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer.
Senator Thompson said, "I am in remission and it is very treatable with drugs if treatment is needed in the future." He added the disease should not affect his life expectancy.
My best wishes go to Senator Thompson for continued successful treatment.
Three of the leading Republican candidates have been treated for cancer. How Senator Thompson's health will factor in to his decision remains to be seen.
Former Senator Bill Frist has posted that he believes this disclosure indicates that Senator Thompson is serious about running for President.
Update: Paul Mirengoff of Power Line live blogged Thompson's appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon.