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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he has prostate cancer but has an ‘excellent prognosis’

By: - January 5, 2023 11:29 am

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said Thursday that he was diagnosed last month with prostate cancer.

Casey, Pennsylvania’s senior senator, said he has been given an “excellent prognosis” and has exceptional medical treatment and the unwavering support of his family. 

In a statement Thursday morning, Casey said he will undergo surgery in the coming months and expects 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 said.

First elected in 2007, Casey is serving his third term, which ends in 2025.

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Peter Hall
Peter Hall

Peter Hall has been a journalist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for more than 20 years, most recently covering criminal justice and legal affairs for The Morning Call in Allentown. His career at local newspapers and legal business publications has taken him from school board meetings to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and many points of interest between. He earned a degree in journalism from Susquehanna University.