Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (D-Nev.) underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer on Monday morning.

The surgery, carried out on Monday at Johns Hopkins cancer center, was to remove a tumor from his pancreas, according to a statement from Reid’s family.

Reid’s doctor spotted the problem early during a routine screening and surgeons are confident the operation was a success, the statement said.

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The operation was first reported by KLAS-TV journalist George Knapp on Twitter. Knapp noted that Reid, who retired from the Senate in 2017 after opting not to run for reelection, had kept his diagnosis “very quiet.”

Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next part of his treatment, according to the statement.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan Selling government assets would be a responsible move in infrastructure deal Ignore the naysayers trying to disrupt US diplomacy with North Korea MORE (D-N.Y.) later said on Twitter that it seems the operation went well.

"We are all praying for dear Harry’s speedy recovery," Schumer tweeted.

Reid served in the Senate for 30 years. Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoHarry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer Overnight Energy: House votes to advance Yucca Mountain nuke waste plan | EPA won't reverse danger findings for paint stripping chemical | County sues oil companies over climate How endangered GOP Sen. Dean Heller is seeking to hang on MORE succeeded Reid in the Nevada Senate seat, while Schumer replaced him as Senate Democratic leader.

In 2015, Reid suffered broken ribs and facial bones after an exercising accident.

Jordain Carney contributed. Updated at 2:58 p.m.