Offbeat Harry Reid has surgery for pancreatic cancer

22:26  14 may  2018
22:26  14 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Studies have shown that removing only part of a pancreatic cancer doesn’t help patients live longer, so potentially curative surgery is only done if the surgeon thinks all of the cancer can be removed.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently being treated for pancreatic cancer at 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

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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer Monday, according to a statement from Reid's family.

"Today, Former Democratic Leader Harry Reid underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center to remove a tumor from his pancreas," the family's statement said. "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. He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment. He is now out of surgery, in good spirits and resting with his family. He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support."

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Surgery may be an option for people with an early stage of pancreatic cancer . The surgeon usually removes only the part of the pancreas that has cancer . But, in some cases, the whole pancreas may be removed.

In some cases, during surgery , the surgeon will find that the cancer has spread, and the operation will be ended. If surgery to remove the tumor is not possible, other interventions may be performed to help alleviate blockages or manage other symptoms. Are surgeries for pancreatic cancer usually given

The news of Reid's cancer was first reported by a reporter at local station KLAS, a CNN affiliate.

Reid, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, retired at the end of his term in early 2017, when he was Senate minority leader.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat who succeeded Reid as minority leader, tweeted shortly after the news broke.

"Spoken to family and it seems @SenatorReid's operation went well. We are all praying for dear Harry's speedy recovery," he tweeted.

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