Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., underwent surgery for prostate cancer Tuesday, simply over a month after he revealed his analysis.
A spokesperson stated that the surgery was carried out Tuesday afternoon and that Casey deliberate to return to the Senate within the close to future.
“His physician reviews that, as anticipated, the process went effectively and he confirmed that the Senator mustn’t require additional therapy,” Mairéad Lynn stated in an announcement.
“Senator Casey and his household recognize the well-wishes and extraordinary help from each nook of the Commonwealth, and he appears to be like ahead to getting again to a standard schedule after a interval of relaxation and restoration,” Lynn added.
Casey’s absence from the Senate comes shortly after a fellow Pennsylvania Democrat, Sen. John Fetterman, spent a few days within the hospital for exams and remark final week after he felt lightheaded. A spokesperson Fetterman, 53, who had a stroke in Could, stated Thursday that medical doctors dominated out a brand new stroke after they reviewed his MRI outcomes.
Casey stated final month that studying he had cancer “got here as a shock.” In asserting plans to endure surgery within the coming months, he stated on the time that he was “assured” that his advisable therapy would allow him to proceed serving in Congress “with minimal disruption.”