Sen. Arlen Specter discusses his battle with cancer

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(Host) Imagine receiving not one, but two flawed diagnoses from respected physicians, who said you had very little time to live.

Now imagine you get this information in the midst of a bitter fight to retain your job, facing opposition from some people you’ve worked with for years.

Imagine working through all of it, only to discover years later that a new diagnosis of cancer is correct, and you still keep working.

If you’re Republican Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, you don’t have to imagine it: You’ve lived it. Specter tells the story in his new book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate."

He says his work on the Hill was actually a great help during a dark time.


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