Tony Snow to Undergo Surgery

Tony Snow will undergo surgery on Monday to remove a small growth.

Presidential spokesman Tony Snow is undergoing surgery Monday to remove a small growth in his lower abdomen, a procedure he said was being done “out of an aggressive sense of caution” because he had colon cancer two years ago.

He said Friday that cancer tests have been negative since the growth _ about the size of the tip of his small finger _ was discovered in his lower right pelvic area, but that doctors decided to remove it to be sure.

“Please do not leap to conclusions about this because we don’t know what this is,” Snow told reporters. “We know it’s coming out and I know I’ll be back soon.”

Snow, 51, had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He and his wife have three young children.Mary Katharine Ham comments on the reaction of some at the Huffington Post.

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