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Barry’s Cancerous Prostate Removed

Sun., Dec. 10, 1995, midnight

Doctors removed Washington Mayor Marion Barry’s cancerous prostate gland Saturday in a two-hour operation described by the head surgeon as smooth, swift and successful.

“I feel very confident that he will be fine,” said Dr. Patrick Walsh, director of the urology department at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Barry’s cancerous tumor appeared “well contained” and his prostate and some lymph nodes that were also removed will be examined by pathologists to determine if the disease spread, Walsh said.

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