AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent Sen. Angus King returned to work in Washington, D.C., on Monday following two weeks of recuperation from prostate cancer surgery.
King, who underwent surgery on June 26, resumed his full schedule following consultations with doctors, according to a statement from his office, which said the surgery was successful.
“I feel good and I’m glad to be back at work in the Senate today, and look forward to tackling the important issues facing our country,” said King in the statement. Among other obligations, King has several hearings this week with the Senate armed services, intelligence, energy and natural resources committees.
King, 71, announced on June 22 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer during an annual checkup. He was operated on by Dr. Douglas M. Dahl at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was King’s second bout with cancer. As a young man he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
King was somewhat active during his recovery, including marching with his wife, Mary Herman, in Bath’s Independence Day parade.
King was full of gratitude in a written statement on Monday.
“I want to thank my family and my doctors — and especially my wonderful wife, Mary — who did so much to make my recovery smooth and successful,” said King. “I also want to thank the people of Maine, whose amazing support and kindness have reminded me of just how fortunate I am to represent such a special place and such extraordinary people.”