"It was one of the greatest days of my life," Renacci says as the words "Diagnosed Cancer Free: February 6, 2012" flash across the screen. "My doctor pronounced me cancer free. They found my cancer early. And now I get to watch my children grow old.That kind of thing is far more important than politics. That's why I can't believe that Betty Sutton's team is attacking me wrongly on cancer funding. I work every day to make sure anyone who gets cancer can beat it. It's personal."
A Renacci spokesman says the congressman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2006, and had surgery in early 2007. After years of monitoring to make sure the cancer didn't return, he was declared cancer-free this year.