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Bob Dole, former US Senator and presidential nominee, diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

FILE - Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is pictured during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Bob Dole, a former U.S.

Senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, said Thursday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer."Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin on Monday," Dole, 97, said in a statement on Twitter."While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own," he added.Dole served more than 27 years as a U.S.

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