Doc’s Statement on Dodd’s Condition
Just released from the office of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who announced today that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, comes this statement from Howard Scher, oncologist at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Senator Dodd has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was found in an early stage and the prognosis for his full recovery is excellent. While there are many treatment options available for people with prostate cancer, after consultation with his physicians the recommended course of treatment for Senator Dodd is surgery. He will have the surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is expected to return to full activity within a few weeks of the surgery.
Dodd has vowed to continue both his role in this year’s health reform debate and his bid for a sixth term next year.