BRUNSWICK, Maine – Senator Angus King of Maine said he continued treatment for prostate cancer, but radiation therapy would not affect his work.
The lawmaker removed all the prostate glands and surrounding tissue in 2015. His office said in a statement on Friday that he had been free of cancer and regularly conducted checks to monitor for signs of recurrence. The 74-year-old man decided to undergo local radiation treatment after his doctor saw a slight increase in his PSA levels, which could be a sign of cancer.
He began treatment on January 14 and will complete it in mid-March at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C.
King said that his doctor told him that he would stay healthy during his current and future tenure. King was re-elected for a second six-year term in November.