Sen. Dodd Returns Home After Surgery

By Sharon Butterworth
|  Monday, Aug 17, 2009  |  Updated 6:17 AM EDT
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Sen. Dodd Returns Home After Surgery

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Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd and his wife Jackie Clegg Dodd speak at a news conference at his office in Hartford, Conn., Friday, July 31, 2009. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Sen. Christopher Dodd is recovering at home in Connecticut after having surgery for prostate cancer.

Dodd is back in East Haddam after being released Saturday from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

"He is recovering well from Tuesday's surgery and looks forward to getting back to work later this month," Dodd spokesperson Bryan DeAngelis said. 

Connecticut's senior Senator announced last month that he was diagnosed with treatable, early stage prostate cancer.

Dodd said he planned to be back to a full work schedule at the end of August and that the cancer will not affect his plan to seek a sixth term next year.

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