The former GOP presidential candidate was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, according to an inside source.
CNN's Jake Tapper reported that Romney was treated at UC Irvine Hospital in California, citing a source close to Romney. The treatment was successful and Romney's prognosis is good, the person said.
"Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer", this person said. A second person close to Romney, 70, said the treatment won't impact any attempt to run for the seat that Senator Orrin Hatch has held for almost four decades. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who recently said he would retire.
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Romney delivered a now famous speech decrying Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and actively worked to deny the president the Republican nomination.
Hatch said last week he would not run for reelection, heightening speculation on Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012.
Trump briefly considered Romney for the post of Secretary of State but eventually decided on Rex Tillerson in the later stages of the transition.
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"There is nothing health-wise preventing him from running", the person said.
Amid reports of Romney's interest in the Utah seat, Trump publicly encouraged Hatch to seek another term. Trump and Romney spoke by phone last week. He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.
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