Harry Reid Underwent Surgery Monday To Remove Tumor From Pancreas, Family Says

  • Harry Reid Underwent Surgery Monday To Remove Tumor From Pancreas, Family Says

Harry Reid Underwent Surgery Monday To Remove Tumor From Pancreas, Family Says

Reid, 78, represented Nevada in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2017 and was Senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015.

Former Senate Majority Chief Harry Reid underwent surgical procedure for pancreatic most cancers on Monday, in keeping with a press release from Reid's household.

"Spoken to family and it seems @SenatorReid's operation went well".

According to Reid's family, doctors discovered the tumor in his pancreas during a routine screening and they are confident that he will recover well after the surgery. He helped propel the passage of President Barack Obama's signature health care law and blocked the development of a nuclear waste dump in Nevada. He's also still in frequent contact with some Democratic senators and involved in day-to-day Nevada politics.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who joined the Senate about the same time as Reid in the late 1980s and has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer, tweeted a statement wishing Reid well "from one cantankerous senator to another". "My thoughts are with Harry and his family today". "Harry is a fighter - literally and figuratively - I know he is going to approach his recovery with the same energy and tenacity and resolve that defined his public life".

Reid's family says he is in good spirits and resting with his family. "You can whip this". "He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support".