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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, The Nevada Independent reported. On Monday morning, Reid underwent surgery as part of this treatment, a development first reported by George Knapp, a reporter for Las Vegas' local CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.

The operation was performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, The Hill reported. Reid kept his diagnosis private following his retirement from the Senate in 2017.

Reid's doctors were able to detect the cancer early "during a routine screening," Reid's family said in a statement. The surgery is expected to be a success, the family said, and Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next phase in his treatment. Read the full statement below. Shivani Ishwar