03/11/2013 12:10 pm ET

Ken Buck Announces He's Battling Cancer

Weld County District Attorney and former U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck announced on his official Facebook page that he's getting treatment for lymphoma.

Buck posted this message on his Facebook page saying he is going in for a biopsy Monday and beginning treatment this Wednesday:

As, some of you have been aware I have been dealing with some health challenges. Recent tests have determined I have lymphoma. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT IN PRAYER! It seems scary, but I am facing this challenge head on and will be going in for a biopsy tomorrow, Monday, and begin treatment on Wednesday.

Please understand that my family and I will need privacy as we adjust to these changes. I am not sure what treatment will bring, so the best way to communicate for now will be to check updates here on facebook. Updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Thank you, your prayer and support are appreiciated.

Buck was the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Democrat candidate Sen. Michael Bennet in the 2010 U.S. Senate race.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer.



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