CT-Sen: Chris Dodd to announce cancer diagnosis
by desmoinesdem, Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:40:11 AM EDT
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.