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Sen. Bob Casey undergoes surgery for prostate cancer

Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania underwent surgery Tuesday for prostate cancer.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Senator Bob Casey had surgery Tuesday for prostate cancer.

A representative for his office says everything went well, and the senator should not need further treatment.

Casey announced his cancer diagnosis back in January.

“His doctor reports that, as expected, the procedure went well and he confirmed that the Senator should not require further treatment,” Casey's office said.

Casey, 62, said last month that he had been diagnosed in December and that he had an “excellent prognosis.”

Serving his third term, Casey has not officially announced that he will run for a fourth term, but allies say he is making preparations and they expect him to run.

At 16 years in the Senate, Casey is already the longest-serving Democratic U.S. senator in Pennsylvania history.

Casey is a key ally of labor unions and President Joe Biden. In Congress, Casey has backed all of Biden’s top priorities and forged a close relationship with the president, at least in part because they share the same hometown of Scranton.

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