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Norm Coleman Undergoing Surgery to Remove Cancer

Norm Coleman Undergoing Surgery to Remove Cancer

July 15, 2019 01:22 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung.
    
Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%.
    
Last August, Coleman said he was being treated for stage 4 lung cancer. He wrote that after "heavy doses of chemotherapy, the tumor was gone."
    
But after he had five weeks of intensive radiation, a follow-up scan found a spot on his lungs, and a biopsy determined that cancer had returned.
    
Coleman, a Republican, lost a close race to Democrat Al Franken in 2008.

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