(CNN) - Sen. Tom Coburn is recovering from a procedure to treat prostate cancer, according to his spokesman.
"Dr. Coburn underwent a procedure this week to treat an early stage incidence of prostate cancer. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to his full-time duties later this month," Coburn spokesman John Hart said.
The Oklahoma Republican, who is serving his second term in office, is a medical doctor who specialized in obstetrics before embarking on his political career. He is up for re-election in 2012.