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(Boonton, NJ) – Mike DuHaime, spokesman for the Bucco family, released the following statement:
“Sen. Tony Bucco (R-25) has been diagnosed with a treatable and curable form of throat cancer called squamous carcinoma. The cancer is localized and has not spread to any other parts of his body.
“Sen. Bucco will undergo seven weeks of radiation and chemotherapy at Morristown Medical Center. The treatments are expected to begin in the coming weeks, and the situation does not require surgery. According to his doctors, the long-term prognosis is quite good.
“The senator will approach his treatments with tenacity, faith, energy and good spirits, the same way he has faced every challenge in his life of public service. He looks forward to returning to Trenton this Spring after his treatments conclude to resume debate with his colleagues and friends from both sides of the aisle.”