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Sen. Dodd Recovering From Prostate Surgery

Early stage cancer handled in "successful" surgery



    Sen. Dodd Recovering From Prostate Surgery
    Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd and his wife Jackie Clegg Dodd speak at a news conference at his office in Hartford, Conn., Friday, July 31, 2009.

    Sen. Christopher Dodd is recovering from what his aides call a "successful" surgery for prostate cancer. 

    The state's senior senator is recuperating at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is expected to remain there for a few days.

    Dodd announced last month that he had been diagnosed with an early, treatable stage of cancer.  He expects to return to a full Senate schedule at the end of August.

    Dodd has said that the cancer will not affect his plans to seek a sixth term next year.

    He is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and is playing a leading role in the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system.