Sen. Frank Lautenberg Has Stomach Cancer

A spokesman for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) reports that the senator has been diagnosed with stomach cancer:

After several days of hospitalization and testing, Senator Lautenberg’s doctors have diagnosed that he has a B-Cell Lymphoma of the stomach. This is a curable tumor, and will require treatment over the next few months.

Lautenberg, 89, was hospitalized earlier this week, after falling in his home. On Tuesday, His communications director said he had been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer.

The senator’s doctor, James F. Holland, says that he expects “a full and complete recovery for Senator Lautenberg.”

The Senator will be treated with chemotherapy administered approximately every three weeks. We anticipate that he will receive between six and eight treatments, and in between treatments, the Senator is expected to be back at work in the Senate.