Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 7:05 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden diagnosed with prostate cancer

By Felicia Sonmez

Updated: 9:40 p.m.

Sen. Ron Wyden has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery Monday, the Oregon Democrat's office announced Thursday.

"After my annual physical in late November, I was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer," Wyden said in a statement. "After reviewing all the options with multiple physicians, I decided to take a proactive approach and have surgery, which will be performed December 20 at Johns Hopkins Hospital by Dr. Alan Partin. Thanks to routine screening, this was diagnosed very early and I expect a full and speedy recovery."

Wyden said that he expects to be back to work full-time when the new Congress begins in early January. He will miss votes on Friday and Monday and Tuesday, but a spokesperson for Wyden said that he will be available to vote all weekend and "anything else he can make work, he will."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that he expects the Senate to take up several key measures before the end of the lame-duck session, including a measure to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law, the DREAM Act and the New START Treaty, with the chamber potentially re-convening after Christmas if it does not wrap up business before then.

"Ron Wyden is respected and admired on both sides of the aisle," Reid said in a statement. "Every member of the Senate will keep Ron, his wife Nancy, and his entire family in our thoughts. Senator Wyden's prognosis for a full and speedy recovery is good, and we look forward to welcoming him back here in the Senate soon so he can continue fighting for the people of Oregon."

Ed O'Keefe contributed to this report.

By Felicia Sonmez  | December 16, 2010; 7:05 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: House resumes debate on tax-cut bill after liberal uprising
Next: Liberals still seething after passage of tax-cut deal

Comments

Ron. the Medical Research Institute of Australia has approved a natural drink formulated to assist in the battle of agressive prostrate cancer. It is online as blueberry cancer cure. The Australian Medical Association carried out full testing prior to allowing this to be qualified on their listings. Regards and good luck, Robert Renshaw, Sydney, Australia.
(Oprah has left the city and the country smiling,after witnessing her enthusiasm, it is nice to see your own country through others eyes, so get well and come here for recupperation Ron,you can stay at my place.)

Posted by: hotdogzman | December 19, 2010 4:44 AM | Report abuse

Ron. the Medical Research Institute of Australia has approved a natural drink formulated to assist in the battle of agressive prostrate cancer. It is online as blueberry cancer cure. The Australian Medical Association carried out full testing prior to allowing this to be qualified on their listings. Regards and good luck, Robert Renshaw, Sydney, Australia.
(Oprah has left the city and the country smiling,after witnessing her enthusiasm, it is nice to see your own country through others eyes, so get well and come here for recupperation Ron,you can stay at my place.)

Posted by: hotdogzman | December 19, 2010 4:42 AM | Report abuse

Ron. the Medical Research Institute of Australia has approved a natural drink formulated to assist in the battle of agressive prostrate cancer. It is online as blueberry cancer cure. The Australian Medical Association carried out full testing prior to allowing this to be qualified on their listings. Regards and good luck, Robert Renshaw, Sydney, Australia.
(Oprah has left the city and the country smiling,after witnessing her enthusiasm, it is nice to see your own country through others eyes, so get well and come here for recupperation Ron,you can stay at my place.)

Posted by: hotdogzman | December 19, 2010 4:41 AM | Report abuse

"Full and speedy recovery"? Are you nuts, Senator? Chances are good you'll be out of work for weeks, have a bloody foley catheter for weeks, intense dysuria, a noodle that is anything but al dente, retrograde, miniscule ejaculation and the faint smell of urea every time you laugh, sneeze or cough. One of the great urology lies is that treatment of prostate cancer leads to a full recovery. No matter what treatment you have, surgery, seeds or IMRT, you will never be the same. Trust me, I know. In retrospect I wish I would never have had my PSA checked. It wasn't worth it.

Posted by: physicianexec | December 17, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

I get so many sample stuff for free its awesome. Actually it is not difficult to find them just search online for "123 Get Samples" It is the best way!

Posted by: juliasmithy | December 17, 2010 2:35 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company