(CNN) - Former longtime Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter was battling for his life Monday after recently being diagnosed with a "serious form of cancer," a source close to his office told CNN.
Specter, who has overcome numerous serious illnesses over the past two decades - including a brain tumor and non-Hodgkins lymphoma - was diagnosed six weeks ago with the new form of cancer, the specifics of which are being closely held by his family.
Specter had "a big flare up" of the disease Monday night, the source said.
God bless him
I may not have always agreed with Sen.Specter,but I do know that he cared about the people of our country and around the world. He worked hard for many years trying to make life a little better for everyone. He has always been a fighter and I hope that he wins this latest battle. My Prayers and Well Wishes for the Senator and All His Loved One.
He had cancer before. It isn't a surprise that it came back. It happens with a lot of people.