Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thompson Has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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.


Blogger UGN said...

I heard Thompson on Hannity today. He indeed said that this announcement is part of the process in his decision on whether to run. He wanted to see how the public would react to it to gauge whether it would have a negative effect on a campaign.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for that info -- I think I was updating with a Power Line post on the Hannity show at the same time you wrote this. Interesting development to this story.

Best wishes, Laura

3:24 PM  

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