Former Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer according to his family.
The former Senator underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas, that according to doctors was caught early.
As reported by foxnews.com
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently being treated for pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The former Democratic senator from Nevada underwent surgery Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, Reid's family confirmed in a statement.
“His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good," the statement adds.
Reid's family said he'll undergo chemoptherapy as part of his treatment. His surgery was successful and Reid was "in good spirits" and "resting" with his family afterward.
"He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support," his family adds.
Chuck Schumer posted on Twitter that he had spoken to Reid's family after the surgery.
Reid retired from office at the end of 2016, following a 30-year political career. The retired Senator will always be remembered for bringing us the Senate rule change, known as the 'nuclear option', a way to overcome the filibuster.
Twitter users were very vocal when it came to the news of Reid's surgery. Some people even took the opportunity to express themselves about 'Obamacare'.
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