Ex-Senate Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas, his family said in a statement on Monday.
Doctors discovered the tumor early, while the former majority leader was undergoing a routine screening, the statement said.
“His surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” the statement said. “He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment.”
The surgery was done at Johns Hopkins’ specialized pancreatic cancer clinic.
Reid, a one-time amateur boxer and Capitol Police officer from Searchlight, Nevada, served five terms in the Senate, beginning in 1987. He did not run for election in 2016.
In an interview with NBC News last month, Reid — who has remained relatively silent in retirement — waded back into national politics, warning his party not to pursue the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“I say to everybody, stop it,” he said. “I’ve been through impeachment, and they’re not pleasant … the less we talk about impeachment, the better off we are.”