Report: Mitt Romney Had Prostate Cancer

Per a CNN source who says the prognosis is good
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2018 1:49 PM CST
In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with then President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's name has grabbed headlines lately on the heels of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement as a likely successor. Now, news of a different sort, by way of a CNN source who says the Republican was "treated surgically" for prostate cancer over the summer at UC Irvine Hospital in California. The unnamed source described the treatment as successful and the prognosis as "good." NBC News and Fox News say their sources confirm the story. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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