Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coburn Undergoes Prostate Cancer Surgery

Senator Tom Coburn, who has already survived two different forms of cancer, had surgery in Tulsa on Monday for prostate cancer, The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel reports from Washington.
photo - Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn 
Photo by TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World

Coburn, R-Muskogee, underwent a procedure “to treat an early stage incidence of prostate cancer,” Coburn spokesman John Hart said.

“He is expected to make a full recovery and return to his full-time duties later this month.”

Coburn, a physician, is 63.

In 1975, he had a malignant melanoma. In 2003, the year before he first ran for the U.S. Senate, he had colon cancer. In 2007, he had a benign tumor removed from his pituitary gland.

Read more: http://newsok.com/sen.-tom-coburn-gets-surgery-for-prostate-cancer/article/3612410#ixzz1aTBiD2J4

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