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Sen. Coburn has surgery for cancer

OKLAHOMA CITY – U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer in Tulsa, a spokesman for the Oklahoma lawmaker said Tuesday.

The Republican’s cancer was detected in an early stage and he underwent surgery Monday, spokesman John Hart said.

“He is expected to make a full recovery and return to his full-time duties later this month,” Hart said in a statement. He declined to release details.

Coburn, 63, a physician from Muskogee, revealed in 2003 that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and had undergone surgery and chemotherapy.

Coburn also was treated for malignant melanoma in 1975, and had a benign tumor removed from his pituitary gland in 2007.


 

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