Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently being treated for pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The former Democratic senator from Nevada underwent surgery Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, Reid’s family confirmed in a statement.
“His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” the statement adds.
Reid’s family said he’ll undergo chemoptherapy as part of his treatment. His surgery was successful and Reid was “in good spirits” and “resting” with his family afterward.
“He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support,” his family adds.