NC Republican to undergo surgery for tumor near brain

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.) will undergo surgery to remove a tumor near his brain, the lawmaker announced Tuesday.

Murphy, 61, said following a series of tests and scans, he was diagnosed with a pituitary macroadenoma, or a tumor at the base of his skull. It is believed to be a benign tumor, but its close proximity to the brain requires its removal, he added.

“The prognosis is excellent and I hope to be back to work full-time soon. I am, as are all things, in the hands of God and am at absolute peace,” Murphy wrote in a statement on X. “I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and hope everyone understands our desire for privacy at this time

Murphy, co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, is the only practicing surgeon in the current Congress, per his office.

“As every patient should, I have the utmost faith in my physicians and surgeons to get me through this and back on the road to full recovery,” he said. “I have been, and will continue to be a tireless advocate for those who take care of patients.”

Murphy is serving his third term representing North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, which covers much of the eastern part of The Old North State.

Murphy’s district is likely to stay in Republican hands this November, with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report rating it R+11.

In addition to the GOP Doctors Caucus, he serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Committee on House Administration.

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