Cancer spurred Cain to go 'bigger and bolder'
October 19th, 2011
05:55 PM ET
11 years ago

Cancer spurred Cain to go 'bigger and bolder'

(CNN) - Herman Cain took some hits in Tuesday's CNN Republican presidential debate, but so far the biggest opponent he has ever faced appears to be cancer – a battle he says he has won. In 2006, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO says, he was given a 30% chance of survival against his stage 4 colon cancer.

It started when Cain experienced discomfort in his lower belly, according to a letter written earlier this year by one of his physicians, Dr. Martin York of Peachtree Hematology-Oncology Consultants in Atlanta.


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  1. Sniffit

    Must've been nice being insured when that all happened.

    October 19, 2011 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    I'll forget my personal feelings about him for a minute. I'm glad he recovered.

    October 19, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Blinded by the republican lie

    The pity party is not gonna happen to propel him with his radical views....God Bless him for beating stage 4 with all his money and benefits...not every one is that lucky.

    October 19, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Must've been nice being insured when that all happened.

    Oh, and did I mention...NO QUARTER? You want my sympathy Cain, show some. Mercy's bought with mercy, not pleas(e).

    October 19, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    May God continue to bless you, Mr. Cain, for your cancer survival.

    October 19, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  6. Sandy

    I'm glad Cain beat the cancer. Bless him. However, forget the sympathy votes. This guy is nuts!

    October 19, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. M

    And what are the doctor's saying today? Full remission? Fully cured? Any serious liver damage from the spreading? Need to know these things. Kind of important. Jobs fought a valiant fight for years as well. Can Cain go the distance if elected? Will the next four years be too much if he were elected?

    October 19, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  8. judith

    If he has this kind of medical history, he has no business being Presidednt. That and the fact the he's a radical extremist, should keep him from getting the nomination. However, if he were to somehow secure the nomination, Obama would mop the floor with him.

    October 19, 2011 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |