Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor
November 27th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona was released from a hospital Tuesday after undergoing "minor surgery" to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue, his office announced.

"He is expected to make a full recovery," Barber's doctor, Audrey Erman, said in a statement. The surgery successfully removed the tumor, which his office said Barber learned about on November 13.

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Barber won re-election earlier this month in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. He first came to office this year in a special election to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in January, just over a year after being shot in the head in a mass shooting.

Barber, an aide to Giffords at the time, was also wounded in the shooting.

– CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. CBR

    Wish him well.

    November 27, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  2. Name

    thats great

    November 27, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |