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Thompson Announces He Has Lymphoma

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Thompson Announces He Has Lymphoma

Thompson Announces He Has Lymphoma

Thompson Announces He Has Lymphoma

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Fred Thompson, television actor and former senator, announced today he has a form of lymphoma, but that his cancer is in remission.

The 64-year-old from Tennessee left the door open for a possible presidential bid in 2008. He is already among the leading candidates in polls of Republican voters.

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