Coburn To Undergo Treatment For Prostate Cancer

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. speaks in Oklahoma City. Coburn is asking both political parties to refund the millions in federal dollars each has received to help finance this summ... FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. speaks in Oklahoma City. Coburn is asking both political parties to refund the millions in federal dollars each has received to help finance this summer’s presidential nominating conventions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) MORE LESS
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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) will undergo evaluation and treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer this week, according to The Oklahoman.

John Hart, spokesman for Coburn, told reporters he expects the senator “to be back as soon as he is able, hopefully next week.”

Coburn had surgery to treat prostate cancer in 2011, and has also survived melanoma and colon cancer.

The senator missed Monday night’s procedural vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and will miss work for the rest of the week, according to Politico.

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