HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01) announced Tuesday that he will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his pancreas.
He said the surgery to remove the small tumor was scheduled for Nov. 10 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
"All tests show that the tumor is small and isolated. I am in good spirits and thankful that my prognosis remains good thanks to the early detection," he said, in a statement. "My family and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support and prayers. We ask for your continued prayers, support and respect for our privacy during this challenging time."
Takai announced on Oct. 26 that doctors had found a small tumor in his pancreas. At the time, he did not know if it was cancerous.