'I Don't Have Cancer,' Giuliani Reiterates

Presidential hopeful says he's 'perfectly healthy'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:24 PM CST
Republican Presidential hopeful, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, gestures as he reads Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," to two to five year-old children at Harlem's...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani sought to allay renewed concerns about his health today following his brief hospitalization last week. "I'm perfectly healthy. I don't have cancer," he said during a stop in Harlem. Giuliani, who checked into a St. Louis hospital because of a severe headache and flu symptoms, said doctors found no signs of a recurrence of the prostate cancer that ended his Senate campaign seven years ago.

"I knew I didn't have cancer, but I wanted to be sure," said Giuliani during his annual visit to a Harlem home for needy children to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. He said his doctor would release a full report soon. The former New York mayor has read the Christmas poem to children every year for 12 years, and he promised that a presidency would not mean an end to the tradition.