Senator gives update on cancer battleJim Molan with his daughter Erin Molan.

Liberal Senator Jim Molan has revealed he is battling prostate cancer, a month after he announced he would take leave after the diagnosis.

He confirmed to Sky News on Tuesday that he had prostate cancer after earlier saying it was an “aggressive” form.

Senator Molan, who took a leave of absence in April, told host Paul Murray he would start chemotherapy soon.

“Everything is going as it should go,” he said, before revealing he had to endure daily testing to determine where the cancer was located.

“My cancer is prostate cancer.”

The 71-year-old previously described the news as a “shock” but said he would stay positive.

“I will be taking leave from the Senate for further testing to confirm the prognosis and to commence treatment,” he said in a statement released in April.

“While this news has come as a shock, I have many reasons to be positive.

“I’m receiving the best possible care from my clinicians and have the love, support and prayers of my family.

“I have never been afraid to fight the battles that need to be fought and this is no exception.”

Senator Molan, the father of TV and radio personality Erin Molan, is a former major general in the Australian Army.

He has been a senator for NSW since November 2019.

Erin Molan took to Instagram just days after her dad revealed his cancer diagnosis to share a heartfelt message on behalf of her family – mother Anne, sisters Sarah and Felicity and brother Mick.

“We wish to express heartfelt thanks for the thousands of messages conveying good wishes, thoughts and prayers we have received in the past few days,” she wrote.

“Along with Jim, we have been particularly heartened and inspired by those who have shared their own person cancer experiences with us.

“We thank every single person who has reach out. We are overwhelmingly grateful for your kindness.”

The message was also posted on Senator Molan’s Instagram account.


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