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Bill Casey recovering at home following prostate operation

AMHERST - Veteran Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Bill Casey is recovering at home after undergoing successful prostate surgery in Moncton late last week.
"I'm doing fine, the operation was a success and they told me they got all the cancer," Casey said. "It's a little sore, but I'm doing good."

AMHERST - Veteran Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Bill Casey is recovering at home after undergoing successful prostate surgery in Moncton late last week.
"I'm doing fine, the operation was a success and they told me they got all the cancer," Casey said. "It's a little sore, but I'm doing good."
Casey was admitted to Moncton Hospital early Thursday and underwent the surgery that afternoon. He's expected to make a full recovery.
He was discharged from hospital on Sunday and is expected to spend the next six to eight weeks recovering at his Amherst area home before he resumes his parliamentary duties.
In the meantime, Casey's staff is handling his affairs for him and the MP said he will likely start doing some light work after a few days of rest.
The cancer was diagnosed during a routine blood test. He had no symptoms, but a yearly blood test found an elevated PSA level. A second test showed it was still elevated and the cancer was found in his prostate after a biopsy. The decision was made to remove the prostate.
Casey has high praise for the surgeon and again suggested his experience has a message in that men should have their prostate checked regularly. More than a prostate exam, though, he feels men should have regular blood tests since a prostate exam would not have found his cancer.
This is the 62-year-old's second brush with cancer after having a cancerous growth removed from his back several years ago in Ottawa. The growth was discovered after he attended a parliamentary clinic organized by the wife of late MP Chuck Cadman, who died in July 2005 from malignant melanoma.

dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Moncton Hospital

Geographic location: AMHERST, Moncton, Ottawa

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