Bob Dole Announces Stage-Four Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Feb 18 2021
Former US Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced on Thursday (Feb 18) that he has lung cancer and will begin treatment next week. He would not leave that body until resigning in 1996 to focus on his presidential campaign, a race he eventually lost to Bill Clinton. He ran for president once, vice president once and twice came up short for the GOP nomination for president. He was President Gerald Ford's running mate in 1976 after Nelson Rockefeller declined to stay on as vice president.
Dole battled back from being severely wounded during World War II to become a five-term U.S. senator and the Republican Party's 1996 presidential nominee.