CT-Sen: Chris Dodd to announce cancer diagnosis

Senator Chris Dodd has  early-stage prostate cancer and will announce the diagnosis at a press conference this afternoon. He will undergo surgery in early August.

Dodd plans to be back at work when Congress reconvenes in September, according to an e-mail his office circulated to fellow senators. The AP obtained a copy.

Aides also said the diagnosis would not affect Dodd's plans to seek a sixth term in 2010.

Prostate cancer has a very high cure rate. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for Senator Dodd.

After coasting to re-election in the past, Dodd faces what's likely to be a tough campaign next year, particularly if Republicans nominate former Congressman Rob Simmons.

Tags: 2010 elections, Chris Dodd, CT-Sen (all tags)

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