Although Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, the majority leader, has a number of physical handicaps and medical conditions, they are “stable or controlled” and his health is “excellent,” his doctors said Friday.
Dole is seeking the Republican nomination for president. If elected, at his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1997, he would be 73-1/2 years old - the oldest man to take the presidential oath of office.
The medical records made public Friday, based on checkups that Dole underwent in June and earlier this month, indicate that he is remarkably fit for his age.
The doctors provided a written summary of his medical records, and his personal physician spoke in an interview.
The latest tests indicate that the five-term senator has no recurrence of the prostate cancer for which he underwent an operation in 1991.