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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet diagnosed with prostate cancer

Michael Bennet says he has prostate cancer, but he still intends to run for president.
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Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who's considering a 2020 presidential run, said Wednesday he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late last month.

Details: Bennet said in a Twitter post he was diagnosed early and his prognosis is good. He plans to have surgery during Senate recess and return to work afterward. "This unanticipated hurdle only reinforces how strongly I feel about contributing to the larger conversation about the future of our country," he said. The Colorado Independent reports Bennet is committed to running for president if he's cancer-free.