2012-09-13 / Church News

Arlen Specter Released, Has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who has already survived two bouts of Hodgkin’s disease, is now battling non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his son’s law firm.

A statement released Friday said Specter, 82, had been released from a Philadelphia hospital but was expected to return there for additional treatment.

Specter said in a statement last week that he was again fighting cancer.

Specter, who was Pennsylvania’s longest-serving senator before losing a primary in 2010, has overcome Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system, twice since 2005. He also has survived a brain tumor and cardiac arrest after bypass surgery.

Return to top