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Dodd's surgery called a success

August 12, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) underwent surgery for prostate cancer and was recuperating at a New York hospital. Dr. Peter Scardino of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said the surgery was successful and Dodd was resting comfortably.

"It is anticipated that he will be able to return to full activity within a few weeks," Scardino said in a statement released by Dodd's office.

Dodd, 65, is expected to remain at the hospital for a few days before returning home to Connecticut.

The five-term Democrat announced last month that he had been diagnosed with an early, treatable stage of cancer.

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