UNITED STATES SENATOR
ANNOUNCES THAT HE
From NBC News Channel 10
Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of the lymph system. Approximately 7500 new
cases are diagnosed every year in the United States.
His office said Specter is expected to receive chemotherapy over the next
24 to 32 weeks and he is expected to be able to perform all duties, including
chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Senator Specter's Hodgkin's disease has a five-year survival rate of
70%. He is in superb physical condition, particularly in light of his daily
squash regimen, " said Specter's oncologist, Dr. John H. Glick.
In the statement, Specter said: "I have beaten a brain tumor, bypass
heart surgery and many tough political opponents; and I'm going to beat this,
too. I have a lot more work to do for Pennsylvania and
February 16, 2005