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Sen. Tillis will undergo surgery for prostate cancer

Sen. Thom Tillis at the 9/11 Monument in Cornelius

March 29. US Sen. Thom Tillis, the former Cornelius town commissioner who won reelection to the US Senate last fall, will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week.

“Next week, I will have surgery in North Carolina to treat prostate cancer,” he said. “I am in the hands of outstanding medical professionals and expect to make a full recovery.”

No symptoms

Tillis said he had no symptoms and emphasized the importance of routine screenings.

“I am blessed that my cancer was detected relatively early, and I can’t emphasize enough how important routine screenings are, regardless of how healthy you think you are. I had no symptoms and would have never imagined I had cancer. My prognosis is good because I went to my annual physical and received a PSA test, which led to a biopsy and eventually my diagnosis. Early detection can truly save lives.”