PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci is returning to his job as a TV commentator after taking two weeks off following a cancer diagnosis.

Cianci says doctors found a malignant abscess, and he had surgery Jan. 21. Since then, he has had one chemotherapy treatment. He's scheduled for seven more, then expects to receive radiation.

Cianci won't discuss what kind of cancer he has, but says he has been told it's curable, and he feels great.

Cianci was convicted of corruption in 2002 and went to prison.

He says he's not ruling out a run in this year's mayoral race.


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