Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer last year: sources

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — The Republican presidential nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, was treated for prostate cancer last year.

That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly.

Sources also confirmed the information to CNN.

The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” last year.

The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.

The news comes as the 70-year-old Romney weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Hatch announced last week that he would not seek another term this fall.