For the second time, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his office announced on Tuesday. He is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment.
"Dr. Coburn has had a recurrence of prostate cancer and will be undergoing further evaluation and treatment," spokesman John Hart said in a statement..
Coburn, who is a physician by trade, missed a procedural vote on Monday evening on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. His office expects the senator to return to work as soon as next week.
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