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Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year, aide says

Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year, aide says
Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York on Nov. 29, 2016. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year, says an unnamed aide to Romney.

The spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly. The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with "slow-growing prostate cancer" last year. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.

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The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Hatch announced last week that he would not seek another term this fall.

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