Casey to Undergo Surgery for Prostate Cancer

January 5, 2023 by Dan McCue
Casey to Undergo Surgery for Prostate Cancer
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said Thursday that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer but is expected to make a full recovery.

Casey, 62, revealed his diagnosis via Twitter Thursday morning.

“While this news 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,” he wrote.


“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,” Casey added.


Casey is currently serving his third term and is the longest-serving Democratic U.S. senator in Pennsylvania history.


A key ally of President Joe Biden in Congress, Casey has not said whether he will run for a fourth term in 2024.

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