Sen. Bill Nelson Is Now Cancer-Free

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) announced Monday he is cancer-free after having prostate surgery one week ago.

“Our prayers have been answered,” Nelson’s wife, Grace, said in a statement.  “The pathology report confirms Bill is completely free of cancer.

“We're humbled and grateful for all your prayers and well wishes,” Grace Nelson said.  “Bill is raring to go but the doctors won’t let him out of the house for a few more days.” 

Earlier this month, the senator's office said he was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine medical exam.

"Extensive scans showed no signs of the cancer spreading outside the prostate," his office said in a statement on July 9.

Nelson said his diagnosis would not affect his re-election bid.

"I've been blessed with good health, which has allowed me the great privilege of public service, and I look forward to continuing serving our country and Florida," Nelson said.