WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced Thursday. That he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. And will undergo treatment.
“Although the news came as a shock, I can report. That I have an excellent prognosis, as well as the benefit of exceptional medical. Care and the unwavering support of my family,” Casey, 62, said in a statement. I will have surgery in the coming months. After which I am expected to make a full recovery.
Casey was first elected to the Senate in 2006. And 2018 Even when. The state was contested between. Republicans and Democrats. He is up for re-election next year. A spokesman declined to Democratic Sens say whether he would run again. Democratic Sen
“I am confident that my recommended course of treatment will allow me to continue my service to the 118th. Congress with minimal disruption. And I look forward to the work ahead,” Casey concluded in his statement.
Casey has proven to be a moderate in the Senate.
Largely staying out of the spotlight. But joining Republicans and other. Democrats to discuss bipartisan legislation.He entered Congress with Democratic Sen a pro-gun rights stance that set him apart from other Democrats. But he has since helped negotiate legislation such as background. Checks for gun purchases.Casey also took an anti-abortion stance when he entered Congress. But he joined Democrats last year to enact some protections for access to the procedure after Roe v.