Mo Brooks’ prostate cancer surgery successful, family says

Martha and Mo Brooks thank supporters in Huntsville, Alabama Tuesday evening Aug. 15th. (Bob Gathany / bgathany@AL.com) 

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is recovering from surgery to remove his prostate, and family said the procedure went well. 

Brooks announced on the Senate floor Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with “high-risk prostate cancer.” He also announced he would be having surgery today at Birmingham’s Urology Centers of Alabama to remove his prostate. 

Preliminary lab tests came clear, indicating all the cancer was removed with the prostate, according to a statement from Brooks’ office. Results from the full pathology test will be available in the comings weeks. Brooks said Wednesday he had “a very good cure prognosis.” 

The congressman is set to return home to finish recuperating on Saturday. 

Brooks, 63, said he may have to miss several key House votes next week that were rescheduled after his surgery was set “unless I am unexpectedly medically cleared to travel.”

Medical websites say recovering from prostate surgery takes at least a month. 

Congressman and Mrs. Brooks are very grateful for all of the texts, calls, prayers, and well wishes.