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No Cancer in O'Neill's Prostate

December 03, 1987|United Press International

BOSTON — Former House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. had no cancer in his enlarged prostate gland, a pathology report released today showed.

Hospital officials said O'Neill, 74, was in good condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital, three days after surgery to remove most of his enlarged prostate, a common condition in older men. The prostate surgery Monday was O'Neill's second operation in 12 days. On Nov. 18, O'Neill underwent a colostomy, including the removal of cancerous rectal tumor. Pathology reports after that operation indicated no spread of cancer.

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