Barb73 Posted March 5, 2009 Share Posted March 5, 2009 http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/ ... 17954.aspx ARTICLE: . . . . . . . . . From NBC’s Ken Strickland Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns will undergo lung surgery today "as a cautionary step after a spot was found on his left lung," according to a written statement from his office. "The surgery could involve removal of the lower lobe of the left lung,” the statement continued. “The exact nature of the spot, including whether it is cancerous, will be determined following the surgery." Doctors discovered the spot on his lung after a routine physical in November and decided to monitor it with follow-up visits. But after an examination yesterday, doctors opted for surgery today. The procedure will happen at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Johanns office says the anticipated recovery time is 10 days. "Senator Johanns fully expects to return to the office by March 16,” per the statement, “and he is eager to get back to representing the people of Nebraska in the U.S. Senate." *** UPDATE *** Johann's office says no cancer was found. After part of Johanns' lung was removed today during surgery, his office says doctors "found no cancer." According to a written statement, "Senator Johanns is in recovery after three hours of surgery today. Doctors have indicated they found no cancer." The statement described removing Johanns' lower lobe of his left lung as "a cautionary step." He's expected to be released from the Virginia hospital tomorrow. . . . . . . . . . (MSNBC, Source: Ken Strickland, NBC, March 3, 2009) Disclaimer: The information contained in these articles may or may not be in agreement with my own opinions. They are not being posted with the intention of being medical advice of any kind. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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