Thom Tillis to undergo surgery for prostate cancer

Sen. Thom Tillis will undergo surgery next week for prostate cancer, he announced Monday.

In a statement, the North Carolina Republican said that the cancer was found early and that he expects to make a full recovery. The surgery will take place in his home state.

“I am blessed that my cancer was detected relatively early, and I can’t emphasize enough how important routine screenings are, regardless of how healthy you think you are,” Tillis said Monday.