Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell diagnosed with leukemia

MAINE, USA — NEWS CENTER Maine has independently confirmed that Former Maine U.S. Senator George Mitchell has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The former Senate majority leader turned 87 on Thursday.

The Portland Press Herald is reporting Mitchell will start treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston on Friday.

In 2007, Mitchell was diagnosed with what was termed “small, low-grade, and localized” prostate cancer.

This story will be updated. 

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