Romney Underwent Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Jan 9, 2018

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year. An aide revealed the treatment as Romney considers a run for U.S. Senate.

Republican Mitt Romney speaking with supporters at a campaign rally for U.S. Senator John McCain at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona in 2015.
Credit Gage Skidmore

Romney, a Republican, is considering the seat currently held by fellow Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who has announced he will not seek re-election this fall. The Romney aide who revealed the diagnosis spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly.

According to the aide, the cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate.

Romney is 70 years old.