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Harry Reid Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Harry Reid Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

On Monday, his successor as Democratic leader, Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, wrote on Twitter: "Spoken to family and it seems @SenatorReid's operation went well".

Former Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat of Nevada, has undergone surgery to remove a tumor in his pancreas, his family said in a statement on Monday.

Doctors discovered the tumor during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success, according to the statement.

The statement also indicated that Reid is planning to continue treatment once he has fully recovered from surgery, beginning with chemotherapy.

Politicians took to Twitter to voice their support for Reid, including former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Sen.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who himself is battling mind most cancers, tweeted his effectively needs to his former colleague.

Reid, 78, who spent decades in Democratic leadership in the Senate, is being treated at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. "My thoughts are with Harry and his family today". Reid was succeeded in his Nevada Senate seat by Democratic Sen. He suffered serious injuries in an exercise accident in 2015, and he did not seek re-election the next year. "The doctors say pancreatic cancer is not a great thing, but given that the operation couldn't have gone much better, we are all praying for Harry's speedy recovery", he said.

"Senator Reid is no stranger to a fight".

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