Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next part of his treatment, according to the statement.

Dean Heller is seeking to hang on MORE (D-Nev.) in a tweet on Monday after it was revealed Reid underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Friends in the Senate sent thoughts and prayers Reid's way shortly after the news broke. As of Monday afternoon, Reid was "out of surgery, in good spirits, and resting with his family", according to the family statement.

The former senator's family said they were confident the surgery was successful. "He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support".


The former majority leader announced that he would retire after three decades in the Senate in early 2015.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a joint appearance with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a lecture series at the University of Nevada, Reno, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Reid, 78, left the Senate in 2016 after serving for 30 years. "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". Senator Catherine Cortez Masto says "Senator Reid is no stranger to a fight". He'll beat cancer too.

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