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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis identified with prostate most cancers, could have surgical procedure subsequent week

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Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, listens throughout a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee affirmation listening to for Denis McDonough, U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

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Sen. Thom Tillis has prostate most cancers and can endure surgical procedure subsequent week to deal with it, he introduced Monday.

“I’m within the arms of excellent medical professionals and count on to make a full restoration,” the North Carolina Republican stated in an announcement.

Tillis, 60, gained election to his second six-year time period in November. The senator stated he had no signs and the most cancers was discovered early after testing throughout an annual bodily.

“Early detection can actually save lives,” he stated.

Tillis traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border final week with a bunch of Republican senators.

The total Senate won’t convene once more till mid-April. It’s unclear whether or not Tillis will miss any votes within the Senate, the place every main occasion holds 50 seats.

Earlier than profitable election to the Senate in 2014, Tillis served as speaker within the North Carolina state Home.

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