Sen. Thom Tillis Says He Will Undergo Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Amnon Free Press

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), the junior senator from North Carolina since 2015, will undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer. 

Tillis, 60, made the announcement in a written statement Monday morning and said that his prognosis is good. “Next week, I will have surgery in North Carolina to treat prostate cancer. I am in the hands of outstanding medical professionals and expect to make a full recovery,” he said.

“I am blessed that my cancer was detected relatively early, and I can’t emphasize enough how important routine screenings are, regardless of how healthy you think you are. I had no symptoms and would have never imagined I had cancer. My prognosis is good because I went to my annual physical and received a PSA test, which led to a biopsy and eventually my diagnosis. Early detection can truly save lives,” he concluded.

Before he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Tillis served as the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives for several years beginning in 2011 until he left to join the U.S Senate. In the 2014 midterms, Tillis defeated incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), who was running for a second term. In 2020, Tillis defeated Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, a former North Carolina state senator.

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