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Former US Sen. Norm Coleman says he's cancer-free

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Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman has announced he's cancer-free.

He was diagnosed with throat cancer last October. According to his initial announcement on Facebook, he noticed a lump in his throat and went to the doctor. A biopsy confirmed it was cancer.

Doctors told him right away his cancer was serious, but "very treatable."

According to KSTP, Coleman participated in a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic – it reduced the usual seven weeks of treatment to two weeks. He told the station he's the 52nd patient to try it.

Coleman served as the mayor of St. Paul from 1994-2002. In 2002, the Republican ran for the U.S. Senate and won, representing Minnesota from 2003-2009.

In 2008, Coleman narrowly lost to current Sen. Al Franken, after a recount that took months to complete.

Now, he serves as the chairman of the American Action Network, which defines itself as a center-right "action tank" in Washington, D.C. He's also Of Council with Hogan Lovells law firm.

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