Former Senator Harry Reid Underwent Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a joint appearance with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a lecture series at the University of Nevada Reno Tuesday April 3

Schumer tweeted Monday afternoon that he has spoken to Reid's family, and "it seems @SenatorReid's operation went well".

Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) underwent surgery Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, Reid's family said in a statement Monday.

"His surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good", the statement said.

"He will undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment", the statement continued.

Reid retired from the Senate at the end of the previous Congress.

McCain is in the process of battling an aggressive form of brain cancer in Arizona.

Politicians took to Twitter to voice their support for Reid, including former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Sen. "My thoughts are with Harry and his family today". The Senator opted against running for re-election in 2015; that same year he suffered from a brutal accident that left him blind in one eye. The statement said Mr. Reid, 78, who was the Democratic leader in the Senate for more than a decade, is resting with his family and is in good spirits. Since leaving the Senate, Reid has spent the majority of his time in Las Vegas. Catherine Cortez Masto, and as leader of Senate Democrats by New York Sen. "Harry is a fighter - literally and figuratively - I know he is going to approach his recovery with the same energy and tenacity and resolve that defined his public life".

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