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Washington • Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that his cancer remains but has not grown or spread and he'll return to a regular work schedule after spending months in chemotherapy.

"Because of its location, my tumor is not operable," Bennett wrote on Facebook this week. "However, it has neither grown nor spread to other organs and there are indications that the radiation therapy I have had has produced a beneficial effect."

Bennett, 82, said in February that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and would seek treatment at Johns Hopkins University.

Bennett served three terms in the Senate before losing re-election in 2010 in a tea-party surge. He lives part time in Washington and Salt Lake City and had run his own consulting business and lobbied for Arent Fox as well as playing some academic roles.

The former senator added in his Facebook post that there no are "guarantees for my future, which will still be carefully monitored, but I have been cleared to return to a normal work schedule as soon as I can rebuild my stamina. I am extremely grateful to all who have supported and encouraged me over the past year."