Harry Reid undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is seen in this undated photo. (Photo: Senate Democrats / Flickr / MGN)

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently receiving treatment due to pancreatic cancer, Politico reports.

The former Democratic senator from Nevada had surgery on Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Doctors reportedly caught the cancer early.

Reid's family released the following statement about Monday morning's surgery:

Today, Former Democratic Leader Harry Reid underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center to remove a tumor from his pancreas. His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good. He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment. He is now out of surgery, in good spirits and resting with his family. He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has "spoken to family and it seems Harry Reid's operation went well. We are all praying for dear Harry's speedy recovery."

The 78-year-old served in the Senate for 30 years before retiring in 2017. Reid has spoken out a couple of times about current affairs since his retirement and even before he left Congress.

In April, he warned Democrats not to consider impeaching President Trump because it won't help them in the midterm elections. In 2016, after Trump was elected Reid said the election of the 45th president caused a rise in hate crimes. He also believed FBI director James Comey was breaking federal law by reviewing a new set of emails that could be linked to Hillary Clinton's email investigation before the election.

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