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Sen. Dick Durbin Has Stomach Tumor Removed

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois has had a stomach tumor removed and is recovering at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Durbin's office said surgeons removed the small tumor on Thursday. Spokesman Joe Shoemaker said a preliminary biopsy showed no signs of cancer, although these kinds of tumors can be malignant.

A statement from Durbin's office said further treatment is not expected. It said the preliminary biopsy results "demonstrate a favorable prognosis" and Durbin should be able to resume a full schedule as early as next week.

Durbin, 65, is second to Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Senate Democratic leadership ranks.

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Small tumor removed from Sen. Dick Durbin's stomach