Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed, to undergo laparoscopic surgery next week for kidney cancer
The Office of Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed, announced that the 69-year-old has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and will undergo laparoscopic surgery next week at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Reed's cancer was found after he complained of stomach pains and his doctors conducted tests. Though unrelated to his stomach pain, doctors found a tumor in his kidney.
An article posted on HeraldNet.com reports that Reed is feeling optimistic about the surgery and his recovery: "The cancer is absolutely curable, and I really lucked out in terms of early detection. Thanks to early detection and diagnosis, my doctors say my prognosis for successful surgery and recovery is excellent.”
Reed's stomach pains turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it led to early detection of his kidney cancer. According to the MayoClinic, early stages of kidney cancer rarely produce symptoms. However, more advanced stages of the disease show the following signs: Weight loss, blood in urine, persistent back pain, and/or fatigue.
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Image: Sam Reed, Washington Secretary of State