Senator Dick Durbin Released From Hospital - NBC Chicago

Senator Dick Durbin Released From Hospital

Doctors say prognosis is good



    Senator Dick Durbin Released From Hospital
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    Illinois voters are sending Democrat Dick Durbin back for a third term in the U.S. Senate.

    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 NBCChicago.

    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.