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.