Ex-Sen. Wendell Ford of Ky. Being Treated for Cancer

Image: Ex-Sen. Wendell Ford of Ky. Being Treated for Cancer Former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Ken.

Friday, 18 Jul 2014 01:49 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford from Kentucky says he is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

The former four-term Democrat says he was recently diagnosed with a malignancy on one of his lungs.

Ford will turn 90 in September.

Ford issued a statement Friday through a former spokesman indicating that his plans to campaign for Democratic candidates this fall have been put on hold. The statement says Ford will undergo a series of chemotherapy treatments in his hometown of Owensboro.

The former senator says he has a "very positive outlook" and has complete faith in his doctors.

Ford retired from the Senate at the start of 1999. He has remained an active elder statesman for Kentucky Democrats, campaigning for them and offering advice. Ford is also a former Kentucky governor.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Governor's Race in Dead Heat

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 08:42 AM

Following two highly acrimonious debates between Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his Democratic opponent, former  . . .

Obama's Campaign Efforts Worry Democrats

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 07:23 AM

While some Democratic senatorial candidates are distancing themselves from President Obama, worried that his support on  . . .

Desperate Democrats Drafting Hillary Clinton to Boost Races Ahead of 2016

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 06:47 AM

Hillary Clinton is used to being introduced as the next US president. But lacking any pre-2016 announcement, the Democ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved