Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, listens during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing for Denis McDonough, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to President Joe Biden, in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to 2021.

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Senator Thom Tillis has prostate cancer and will have surgery to treat it next week, he announced on Monday.

“I am in the hands of excellent medical professionals and I await a full recovery,” the North Carolina Republican said in a statement.

The 60-year-old Tillis won the election for his second term of six years in November.

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