Sen. Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, according to the Hartford Courant.
“It’s something that’s very common among men my age,” said Dodd, who is 65 and the father of two young daughters. “In fact, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their life.” Dodd, a Democrat who is up for re-election in November 2010, said he feels fine. “As you have probably noticed, I’m working some long and hard hours lately,” he said. “And that will continue.”
Though noted that it was caught early, there aren’t many further details about his condition. The Senator will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2pm.
Get well soon, Mr. Dodd.