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Congressman Neugebauer Announces He Is Being Treated for Prostate Cancer

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Congressman Randy Neugebauer released the following statement before undergoing surgery Wednesday to treat an early stage of prostate cancer. "During a routine annual physical, doctors determined that my PSA levels were slightly elevated.   A subsequent biopsy in August showed that I have an early and very treatable stage of prostate cancer," Neugebauer stated.

"After carefully weighing treatment options with doctors and family, I decided on surgery to remove my prostate.  Following Wednesday's surgery, I am expected to make a complete recovery.  I will remain in the hospital for a couple of days and then will recuperate at and work from my residence in Washington D.C. until I return to the office.  Because I am being treated in the Washington D.C. area, the impact on my work in Congress will be minimal," Neugebauer stated.

"I am grateful to live in a country where the very best health care and treatment options are available, including early detection and screening.  Dana and I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers," Neugebauer stated. 

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men, second to skin cancer.   One of every six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and, in 2009, more than 192,280 new cases will be diagnosed.

Because of modern methods of detection and treatment, many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively.   (Click Here) to learn more information about prostate cancer from the American Cancer Society.

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