NEW BRUNSWICK — Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny Jr. today said he expects to be released from Robert Wood Johnson Hospital on Saturday following successful surgery for the removal of his prostate gland where cancer had been detected during a routine test.
“I had a very successful surgery and I hope to return to work in the very near future,” said Senator Kenny, D-Hudson. “I’ve been informed that my prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.”
Senator Kenny, whose surgery on Thursday was performed by Dr. Ronald Morton, stressed the importance of men getting tested for prostate cancer.
“My message to men is, ‘Get tested,'” Senator Kenny said. “I did, they found something and it was taken care of early on. That’s the key.”
The Senate Majority Leader said he would continue recuperating at home in Hoboken for a brief period before returning to his regular work schedule.
He said he was “extremely gratified” by the outpouring of support and prayers for his recovery that he received from throughout the State. He also praised the staff and the conditions for patients at the hospital.