Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good

NEW YORK — Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year, according to a Romney aide.

The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” last year.

The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.

The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Hatch announced last week that he would not seek another term this fall.