Attorney General Jon Bruning completed colon surgery without complications, according to his office.
Bruning, 44, earlier disclosed he had been diagnosed with colon cancer after a colonoscopy last month.
According to the Attorney General’s office, Bruning underwent surgery Thursday at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln to remove a portion of his colon and surrounding lymph nodes. He had been diagnosed with a malignant colon polyp.
The Attorney General’s office issued the following statement:
“Attorney General Bruning is in recovery from his colon surgery and resting comfortably. The procedure was completed without any complications and lab results are expected next week. He extends his warmest thanks to all of those who have reached out with blessings and support.”
Recovery at the hospital might take up to a full week.
Bruning expects to return to regular activities in the near future.
Bruning has been Attorney General since 2002. He ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate in 2012.