2008-10-23 / Local & State

PA's No. 2 Official Treated For Cancer

By MARC LEVY ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor is undergoing intensive treatment for cancer.

Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday that Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll has been at a cancer center in Baltimore for about two weeks.

The governor calls it a serious health challenge but says there is no prognosis. He says Knoll "hasn't given up.''

The 78-year-old Knoll announced in August that she had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for neuroendocrine (noo-roh-END'- oh-krin) cancer.

The Democrat's term ends in 2011. Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati will replace her if she can't complete the term.

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