Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado had successful surgery for prostate cancer and requires no further treatment, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Earlier this month, the 54-year-old Democratic senator said he planned to have surgery to remove his prostate gland during the congressional spring recess after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Courtney Gidner, a spokeswoman for Bennet, emailed a statement Friday that “last weekend, Michael underwent surgery and is recovering at his home in Colorado.”
“His doctors report the surgery was completely successful, and he requires no further treatment,” she wrote. “Michael and his family deeply appreciate the well wishes and support from Coloradans and others across the country, and he looks forward to returning to work after the recess.”
Bennet told The Colorado Independent in a previous interview that he had intended to announce his presidential bid in April and decided to get a physical beforehand. He told the website at the time he still intends to run for president if he’s cancer-free after surgery.