Fred Thompson in Remission from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Republican Fred Thompson, former Tennessee senator and Law & Order star, says he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004 and that he is now in remission. In a Fox News interview, he told Neil Cavuto:
"I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't satisfied in my own mind as to the nature of it and the fact that not only will I have an average lifespan but in the meantime I will not be affected in anyway by it. Now of course nobody knows the future but that has been in the history for almost three years now in terms of no symptoms and no sickness."
Thompson is considering a run for president in 2008. About that, he says:
"I'm just going to wait and see what happens. I wanted to see how my colleagues who are on the campaign trail do now, what they say, what they emphasize, what they're addressing, and how successful they are in doing that, and whether or not they can carry the ball in next November."