GOP lawmaker cancer-free after procedure

GOP lawmaker cancer-free after procedure

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) is cancer-free after undergoing a procedure in July, according to a statement released by his office on Friday. 

"He looks forward to finishing his recovery and returning to a full schedule soon," the statement added. 

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"The Congressman thanks East Tennesseans for the outpouring of support and prayers he has received through his treatment and his medical team for the excellent care he received."

Statement from the office of Congressman Roe: 

Roe was diagnosed with prostate cancer in July. 

Roe, who is himself a medical doctor, has served in the House since 2009.