Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey was diagnosed with cancer in December, but has since had an “excellent prognosis,” he announced in a statement Thursday.
Casey, 62, said he will undergo surgery in the next few months and that treatment for his condition will not interrupt his service in the U.S. Senate.
“Last month, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. While this came as a shock, I can report that I have an excellent prognosis, as well as the benefit of exceptional medical care and the unwavering support of my family,” Casey said.
“In the coming months I will undergo surgery, after which I am expected to make a full recovery. I am confident that my recommended course of treatment will allow me to continue my service in the 118th Congress with minimal disruption, and I look forward to the work ahead,” he added.
Casey is a Democratic senator who has held office in the Senate since 2007. He serves on the Senate Finance, Health, and Intelligence Committees.
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