Sen. Thom Tillis diagnosed with prostate cancer, will undergo surgery this week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Thom Tillis announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he’ll undergo surgery in North Carolina this week to treat it.

The Republican lawmaker said in a statement that his cancer was detected “relatively early” and his “prognosis is good.”

Tillis, 60, says his doctors caught the cancer during his annual physical, during which he received a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which led to a biopsy and eventually his diagnosis.