Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Monday mentioned he was recovering from surgical procedure to take away cancerous gastrointestinal tumors.
Castro, 48, mentioned he “efficiently underwent surgical procedure to take away gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors” at MD Anderson Most cancers Heart in Houston. The “small, slow-growing, and largely asymptomatic tumors” had been found throughout exams over the summer time, he added.
“My prognosis is nice,” Castro wrote on Twitter. “I anticipate to be residence recovering in Texas for a number of weeks earlier than returning to Washington to proceed my work for the folks of my hometown, San Antonio.”
Castro’s an identical twin brother, Julián Castro, former secretary of Housing and City Improvement, mentioned the congressman is “recovering nicely.”
“I’m trying ahead to him beating me on the tennis courts once more quickly!,” he wrote on Twitter.
Castro, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, is amongst various lawmakers who’ve stepped away to handle well being points previously month.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Monday returned to Washington after present process surgical procedure for prostate most cancers and recovering at residence in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Fellow Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman earlier this month checked right into a hospital to obtain remedy for scientific melancholy. Fetterman’s workplace released an update Monday, saying he “stays on a path to restoration” in what’s going to probably be “a weeks-long course of.”