Senator Thom Tillis recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 10:42 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 11:28 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WITN) - U.S. Senator Thom Tillis underwent surgery this week to treat prostate cancer.

The Republican from Huntersville announced late last month that he had cancer and would undergo surgery in North Carolina to treat it.

In a statement Thursday morning, Tillis said he was thankful for the medical team that provided him with outstanding care.

Tillis said he looked forward to returning to the U.S. Senate soon.


U.S. Senator Thom Tillis says that he has prostate cancer.

Tillis says that he will have surgery in North Carolina and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I am blessed that my cancer was detected relatively early, and I can’t emphasize enough how important routine screenings are, regardless of how healthy you think you are,” Tillis said in a press release, “I had no symptoms and would have never imagined I had cancer. My prognosis is good because I went to my annual physical and received a PSA test, which led to a biopsy and eventually my diagnosis. Early detection can truly save lives.”

The senator contracted COVID-19 last October and recovered at home in North Carolina.

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