December 25th, 2007
06:01 AM ET
15 years ago

Giuliani reveals cancer test results

Rudy Giuliani discusses his health during a visit to a school on Christmas eve.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Christmas came early this year for Rudy Giuliani, who told reporters Monday that his doctor has said his recent PSA test results are zero or negligible - which means that he remains cancer-free.

Earlier this month, Giuliani underwent a routine test to check his PSA levels. Elevated PSA levels can indicate the presence of prostate cancer ­ a condition the former New York City mayor suffered several years ago.

The Republican presidential candidate, who made a stop at New York¹s Mother Hale Learning Center to read to children, has spent the past few days answering questions about the state of his health. The former mayor was admitted to the hospital briefly Wednesday after suffering what he described as an excruciating headache.

–CNN's Julie O'Neill and Mary Snow contributed to this report

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
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  1. Ken, NN, VA

    Tom Dedham, Mass:

    You're right Tom, these so called "progressives" do not walk the talk. The hate for everything "Bush" is telling...they are not open minded at all and their wish to stiffle any dissenting opinion flys in the face of their charges that the Bush Admin is taking our rights away. It is they that are acting like a bunch of fascists. Personally, I fear the erosion of rights more from the secular progressives and their endless politically correct agenda than anything Bush did in an honest attempt to fight terrorism.

    December 25, 2007 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  2. Charles in Salt Lake City, UT

    RG of Oakland:

    It must be very frustrating for you, wanting so badly to say something clever but lacking the basic resources that would enable you to do so.

    You must want Ron Paul to be elected - he's the one who says he wants to legalize that stuff you're smoking.

    December 26, 2007 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  3. sal lincoln nebraska

    Dick Cheney says his health is fine...Rudy wears a dress from time to time in his spare time..Do you beleive either of them?

    December 26, 2007 03:34 am at 3:34 am |
  4. daniel, abbotsford BC

    What a shame. Giuliani is a cancerous tumour.

    December 26, 2007 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
  5. Spence, Havana, Fl.

    Re: Hillary Clinton IS a moderate.

    How so? In food preparation? HaHaHaHa

    The great mystery. Just what is all of this experience
    Hillary claims to have that should propel her to the White House?
    Bill and her won't open up Clinton White House records stored
    at his library to give the public clarification. If she gained so much work and policy experience
    when she was there, why not show it?

    December 26, 2007 05:05 am at 5:05 am |
  6. Fred, Greenwich, CT

    I hope Giuliani is in good health; however this does nothing to take away the fact that a President Giuliani would give America a president and first lady who have six marriages and God only knows how many affairs between the two of them.

    December 26, 2007 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  7. Alexandre Costa, Belo Horizonte,BRASIL


    December 26, 2007 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  8. Linda Carpenter, Phoenix, Arizona

    I am glad that Rudy is not sick again but I cannot believe that one American has been duped into his use of 9/11 as his campaign strategy! He was photographed in the streets after the tragic attack because he placed his command center IN THE TRADE CENTER in a suite owned by a crony who then gave him 100,000 dollars! He started a so- called security company with Berick that has earned millions in war profits- he is al about being a war monger- even more so than the Bushies and people want to defend him?
    Wake up America! Guiliaini is not the person we need to salvage what will be left of America when we can finally be rid of Bush and Cheney!

    December 26, 2007 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. Hugo , San Jose, California

    For Lawrence from Satle...
    You have to be THE most dense Republican as to say "it is NOT a Bush war" Are you kidding... or you still believe that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction.. suported Alkaida.. suplied funds for 9/11.. regime change blues.. go to get all that oil... the war was going to be paid by funds fron Iraqui oil... we were to be received as liberators.. all was going to be over in weeks.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED..and so on and so on.. all those words that are going to live in infamy... are all Bush's.. or from his remarcable team of "bright patriots"!! all motivated for one purpose... win elections and screw the middle class and poor of America.. Yes Lawrence you are truly an american patriot.. a bit dense.. with faulty memory.. no concience.. and love for money. Truly a son of the Bush empire.

    December 26, 2007 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  10. San Francisco, California

    I agree with the comment on CNN's bias against the GOP candidates....its been obvious to me also. Its a shame that the media has stooped this low as to put their agenda and bottom line first above the simple media standard of disseminating facts and information so that the public can form their own opinions. Opininated journalism has gone wild and everyone and their grandpa now wants to throw their 2 cents into the pot. I don't know about anyone else but I like to turn on the news and hear truth based facts and not sensationalized spins or someone's bias opinions or speculations or hypothetical comments. I'm so sick of the media preaching their view points as though the public is too stupid to think for themselves. Gone are the ideals of true journalism with good old integrity. Now, it is a just a business where one news show try to out done another by wrapping up every story with as much sentionational spins as they can. The idea now is who can break, expose, make the the candidate stumbled, speechless, sweat, now that's jounalism. CNN should join as a tabloid political flavored reporting network. CNN, Con News Network.....that is my perception of this network. Oh, and it is hyprocritical for CNN to fault FOX News because there is really no different between the two except that FOX doesn't try so hard to hide their bias against the least with FOX, I know what I'm getting and don't feel like they are playing me 'stupid'. Sincerely, dissapointed viewer.

    December 26, 2007 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  11. Grateful Cape Coral Fl

    To Alexandra Costa from Brasil

    Thank God you are NOT a citizen and can't vote for that crook!

    December 26, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Former New Yorker Cape Coral FL

    Hey! Reagan from Columbia SC
    Your stupid comment re: Giuliani's improvements in NYC could only come from somebody who didn't live there. I did. Like all Republicans, Rudy takes credit for everything and blame for nothing.

    December 26, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. Mrs. America

    If I were considering Giuliani for president, I would look closely at his running mate. My suspicious mind says that there's more to it than a headache. Yet, if it was just a simple headache and it took him off the campaign trail, there are a lot bigger headaches in the Oval Office.

    He was my number one pick if a Rep is going to be elected (probably won't happen). However, with the headache thing, I would now consider the qualifications of the veep he chooses as carefully as I would consider Giuliani's qualifications.

    December 26, 2007 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  14. cforchange

    WOW alot of extreme mean comments here. Rudy is best suited for our presidential needs today. Go Rudy!
    People consumed with hate shouldn't be allowed to vote, someday they will find their Hitler.

    December 26, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  15. Greg Golden Valley, MN

    I wish Rudy continued good health.

    I'm confused by the vitriole and hate spread here by both sides. Although I have to laugh when I read comments that the Liberals are leading the charge of hate. All you have to do to is tune into the conservative dominated media to dispell that fabrication. Why do neocons think that the label liberal is insulting?
    lib·er·al /ˈlɪbərəl, ˈlɪbrəl/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[lib-er-uhl, lib-ruhl] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
    –adjective 1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
    2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
    3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
    4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
    5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
    6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
    7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.
    8. open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.

    I believe this definition describes my leanings

    December 26, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. Osky

    What seems like good news to most people is horrible stuff for Giuliani... Now he won't be able to pull the "I'm a cancer survivor bit" and therefore he won't be able to play the "courage card"

    December 26, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  17. gabriel lopez austin texas

    thats good news. i think he is a piece of dog feces....but o well.

    December 26, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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