Fox News Channel commentator Oliver L. North is battling prostate cancer, according to Politico.com.
He will be temporarily off air as host of Fox News Channel's War Stories while undergoing treatment.
However, Politico.com reports North's prognosis is excellent.
According his Fox News biography, "North is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S. patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate."
During his 22 years of military service, North received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for injuries in combat.
The combat-decorated Marine is 66 years old.