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June 26, 2015

King Announces Successful Surgery for Prostate Cancer

BOSTON, MA – Today, on behalf of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), Senator King’s wife, Mary Herman, released the following statement:

“I am so happy to say that Angus’s surgery was a success and aside from being a bit sore – and boring us all with bad prostate jokes – he’s feeling just fine and already eager to get back to work.

“On behalf of all of our family, I thank the doctors, nurses, staff, and administration at Mass General Hospital for their professionalism and compassion.

“Most of all, I want to thank our friends and the people of Maine for their well-wishes. Your kind words and support have been overwhelming and our entire family is grateful to come from a state that cares so much for the man we love.”

Senator King announced on June 22, 2015 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Today, he underwent a successful surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Douglas M. Dahl performed the surgery.

Senator King is a cancer survivor. As a young man, he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. These cancers are unrelated.


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