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Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman to have part of lungs removed due to cancer

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman to have part of lungs removed due to cancer

July 03, 2019 09:11 AM

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Ex-Sen. Coleman of Minnesota to have part of lungs removed
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota says he plans to have part of his lungs removed after a re-emergence of cancer.
    
Coleman posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he will have surgery on July 15. He says the procedure will 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."
    
Coleman says he underwent five weeks of intensive radiation, but a follow-up scan found a spot on his lungs, and a biopsy determined that cancer had returned.
    
The Star Tribune reports Coleman wrote he is "not intending to give any quarter in this war against the beast."
    
Coleman, a Republican, lost a close race in 2008 to Democrat Al Franken after a monthslong recount.

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