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Scarnati to return to Senate after surgery

The Tribune-Review
| Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:00 a.m

Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking state senator, Joe Scarnati, expects to return to Harrisburg next week after surgery to remove papillary thyroid cancer.

The surgery has left Scarnati, 46, with a 4-inch incision near his Adam’s apple. But Scarnati, who underwent the operation on March 5, said doctors told him they removed all of the cancer.

Scarnati, a Jefferson County Republican, said his mother had the same operation 11 years ago and recovered completely. He was first elected in 2000 and became the Senate’s president pro tempore last year.

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