Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pennsylvania senator Bob Casey expects to make full recovery from surgery and prostate cancer

Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, needs to undergo surgery for prostate cancer but expects to make a full recovery.

Sen. Bob Casey
According to a story by Neil Vigdor in a recent edition of The New York Times, the 62-year-old wrote on Twitter that he is "confident that my recommended course of treatment will allow me to continue my service in the 118thNN Congress with minimal disruption, and I look forward to the work ahead."

Casey's seat is up for election in 2024. A potential challenger, Vigdor's article contends, is "David McCormick, a former hedge fund executive who lost last year's Republican primary against the celebrity physician Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania's other Senate seat."

Pennsylvania is a swing state that's played a big role in the last two presidential elections.

Casey, who currently is in his third term, didn't mention any other treatments for the prostate cancer.

Health has played a major role in Pennsylvania politics recently. John Futterman, the state's lieutenant governor who beat out Oz, is recovering from a stroke that he had last May.

More information on surgeries and other disease treatments can be found in Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner's breast cancer, a VitalityPress book that I, Woody Weingarten, aimed at male caregivers. 

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