Arlen Specter released from hospital where he had been treated for cancer

Arlen Specter was released Friday morning from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where the longtime U.S. Senator had been treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family has confirmed.

Specter is "Expected to return to HUP periodically for additional cancer treatment," said a brief statement released by his family.

We reported Aug. 27 that Specter had been hospitalized with a serious illness and the next morning he released a statement confirming that once again he was fighting cancer, "And it's another battle I intend to win," Specter said.

Specter, 82, announced in 2005 that he had Hodgkin’s disease for which he underwent chemotherapy. His cancer returned and he was treated again in 2008.