Former Sen. Norm Coleman says Cancer has Returned

Official portrait of Norm Coleman as U.S. Senator Photo: U.S. Library of Congress
Official portrait of Norm Coleman as U.S. Senator

August 14, 2018 04:05 PM

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he is being treated for lung cancer.

The 68-year-old Republican announced his condition Tuesday in a posting on Facebook. It comes about two and a half years after he was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer.


Coleman underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation after his initial diagnosis. He had eventually been pronounced cancer-free.

RELATED: Former US Sen. Norm Coleman says he has Cancer

Coleman says he has never felt in better shape and his "hopes and prayers are for a very long time."

Coleman served a single term in the U.S. Senate before being defeated by Democratic Sen. Al Franken in 2008, in a race that required a months-long recount. Coleman is now a lobbyist in Washington.


The Associated Press

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

Investigation into fatal officer-involved shooting in Stillwater underway

Light rain falling in North California could hurt search effort