Anchorage Republican Mike Hawker today learned that the cancer he has been fighting for more than a year is in complete remission. A year ago, doctors had not expected Hawker to live more than a few weeks. Today, they told him that his life expectancy is the same as it was before the cancer ever appeared…As a final grab at life, he went to the Mayo Clinic, where the doctor said he, too, thought Hawker would die within a few weeks. But there were therapies to try.
Alaska Public Radio, by Dave Donaldson, 12/1/11