Forty-eight-year-old Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro made headlines this week when the congressman revealed he had tumors removed.
According to the Washington Examiner, Castro put out a statement on Monday announcing that he had been operated on.
“My prognosis is good”
“Today, I successfully underwent surgery to remove gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors,” the Examiner quoted Castro’s statement as saying.
“Last summer, doctors discovered these small, slow-growing, and mostly asymptomatic tumors following a series of tests,” the Democratic congressman explained.
“My prognosis is good. I expect to be home recovering in Texas for several weeks before returning to Washington to continue my work on behalf of the people of my hometown, San Antonio,” Castro stressed