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October 06, 2009

General Petraeus Treated For Prostate Cancer

He was diagnosed back in February and has been undergoing radiation treatment for two months and all seems well.

Petraeus, 56, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, which was not publicly disclosed at the time because Petraeus and his family regarded his illness as "a personal matter" that "did not interfere with the performance of his duties," said his spokesman, Col. Erik Gunhus. President Barack Obama and top members of his administration were informed, he said.

As commander of a region running through the Middle East and across Central Asia, Petraeus did make at least one overseas trip during his treatment.

The Pentagon termed Petraeus' treatment "successful." He was treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Most of think of Petraeus as a very smart guy (and obviously he is) but he's also a very tough guy as he demonstrated when he was accidentally shot by a soldier at Fort Campbell.

Obviously, best wishes to the general and his family.


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