Former Raleigh mayor battling cancer

Former Raleigh Mayor and NC Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer

April 2, 2011 2:34:14 PM PDT
Former Raleigh mayor and North Carolina GOP chairman Tom Fetzer is battling cancer.Fetzer, 55, confirmed to Eyewitness News on Friday he was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, after a CT scan found a mass in his abdomen.

Doctors have told Fetzer he has a good chance of beating the illness, which is known to respond well to chemotherapy.

He stepped down as chair of the NCGOP in November, citing family and financial reasons.

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