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(SD)-Former Senator Pressler: Cancer Is Gone

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/29/2019 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - 77-year old former U-S Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota says he has the "energy of a 50-year-old" now that doctors have told him his bladder cancer is in remission.
 
     Pressler tells KFGO radio that after two surgeries and multiple chemotherapy treatments at Johns Hopkins University over the past two years, his cancer has been "declared to be gone" and he goes in for check-ups just every six months.
 
     Pressler lives in Washington after serving 18 years in the U.S. Senate between 1979 and 1997. He says the cancer and its side effects made him "feel bad" for quite some time, but now he wants to return to the classroom and teach government-related classes at Georgetown or George Washington Univ.


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