Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer

Ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has surgery for pancreatic tumor Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer
Patty Aguilar | 16 May, 2018, 06:23

Shortly after reports of the surgery surfaced, Reid's family put out a statement.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the longest-serving USA senator in Nevada history, underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas and will undergo chemotherapy treatment, according to a statement released by his family on Monday.

According to Reid's family, doctors discovered the tumor in his pancreas during a routine screening and they are confident that he will recover well after the surgery. He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment.

Reid's family said he is in "good spirits" after the surgery and feels grateful to his team of doctors. Reid was succeeded in his Nevada Senate seat by Democratic Sen.

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, has spoken to Reid's family and said "it seems @SenatorReid's operation went well".

Politicians took to Twitter to voice their support for Reid, including former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Sen. Congressman Mark Amodei says he wishes Reid a speedy recovery, adding, "This will be a tough fight - but I'm certain he's up for the challenge. We are all praying for dear Harry's speedy recovery". "Harry is a fighter - literally and figuratively - I know he is going to approach his recovery with the same energy and tenacity and resolve that defined his public life".

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