Senator Dick Durbin Released From Hospital
Doctors say prognosis is good
Illinois voters are sending Democrat Dick Durbin back for a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Updated at 10:20 AM CST on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010
U.S Senator Dick Durbin is out of the hospital just a day after doctors removed a “rare” tumor from his stomach.
Durbin, 65, was released Friday night from the University of Chicago Medical Center and should get back to a full work schedule next week, his spokesman Joe Shoemaker told the Chicago Tribune.
Surgeons removed the small gastrointestinal tumor on Thursday during a procedure that had been scheduled for several weeks, his office told NBC Chicago.
According to a statement from his office, the tumor was discovered a few weeks ago during a routine medical check-up. It also said the Senator went through the surgery “with flying colors” and is not expected to need further treatment.
Doctors completely removed the tumor and gave Durbin a good prognosis.