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Sen. Tom Coburn Has Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., was recovering Tuesday from surgery 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 in a statement to ABC News.

Coburn, 63, has twice had cancer before. In 1975 he had malignant melanoma and in 2001 he had colon cancer.

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