Former US senator and 1996 presidential nominee diagnosed with cancer

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Former U.S. Republican Senator Bob Dole, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1996, said on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and will undergo treatment beginning next week. In his statement, he acknowledged those suffering from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The longtime Republican leader will begin treatment for the diagnosis on Monday.

"Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer".

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Dole battled back from being severely wounded during World War II to become a five-term USA senator and the Republican Party's 1996 presidential nominee.

He spent his first eight years in Washington as a member of the House of Representatives before graduating to the Senate in 1969 and serving through 1996.

Dole was previously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Bill Clinton, just months after losing the presidential election to him. In 1997, one year after his final failed presidential bid, he took over as the national chairman of the fundraising campaign for the National World War II Memorial. "I've had a good life".

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