Rep. Greg Murphy diagnosed with skull tumor, says ‘prognosis is excellent’

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with a skull tumor and will undergo surgery to have it removed.

Murphy, a doctor himself, said he has the “utmost faith in my physicians and surgeons” to remove the tumor, which is called a pituitary macroadenoma. Though it is thought to be benign, the size and “subsequent ability to affect vital structures” of the brain requires surgical removal, the North Carolina congressman said.

“As a physician I have, for the last 30 years, taken care of thousands and thousands of patients. It is now my turn to be one,” Murphy said in an email.

“The prognosis is excellent, and I hope to be back to work full-time soon,” Murphy continued. “I am, as are all things, in the hands of God and am at absolute peace. I
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