05 January 2023- Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announces that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late in 2022. Senator Casey is now joined in the US Senate by fellow Democrat John Fetterman, who won an election over Republican nominee Dr Mehmet Oz in November. Casey, 62, has been serving as Senator for the Commonwealth since 2007. His term is set to expire in 2024. Full statement by Casey is below.
Last month, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. While this news came as a shock, I can report that I have an excellent prognosis, as well as the benefit of exceptional medical care and the unwavering support of my family. In the coming months I will undergo surgery, after which I am expected to make a full recovery. I am confident that my recommended course of treatment will allow me to continue my service in the 118th Congress with minimal disruption, and I look forward to the work ahead.