Friday, 17 August, 2018

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer 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.

Iran urges Muslims to unite against U.S. relocation of embassy in Israel
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New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. We keep the chance of showers and storm Thursday and Friday as low pressure dominates the region.

NFL's Panthers to be sold to Tepper
ESPN also confirms Tepper, who is worth $11 billion according to Forbes magazine, is committed to keeping the team in Carolina. David Tepper is expected to sign the deal Tuesday to buy the Panthers and keep them in Carolina, according to a source.

There will be further information in the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

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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