Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer
Sources close to Mitt Romney have told several news organizations that the former Massachusetts governor was successfully treated for prostate cancer over the summer.
Why it matters: Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch announced last week that he will retire at the end of this term, leaving an opening for Romney to replace him.
Statement, per CNN:
“Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer. He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California. His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.”