Casey to Undergo Surgery for Prostate Cancer
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.