By Kyle Balluck - 04/14/14 07:51 AM EDT
Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnRyan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight The Trail 2016: Words matter Ex-Sen. Coburn: I won’t challenge Trump, I’ll vote for him MORE (R-Okla.) said he will “whip” a recurrence of prostate cancer.
In an interview broadcast Sunday night on C-SPAN, Coburn said the notion that he is retiring due to the cancer is false, saying he made the decision to leave the Senate “about four months” before he learned that it had returned.
Coburn, who announced in January that he’d retire at the end of the year, is forgoing the final two years of his term. He's also suffered from melanoma and colon cancer.