Nixon to Have Prostate Surgery

Associated Press

Former President Richard M. Nixon will undergo prostate surgery within a week, it was reported today.

The Daily News quoted an unidentified source close to Nixon as saying that the 74-year-old ex-President is expected to enter a Manhattan hospital "within the next seven days" and remain there a week.

The enlarged prostate was discovered during a routine physical in January, and Nixon's doctor advised him to have the gland removed sometime this year, the source said.

A biopsy performed immediately after the physical showed no sign of cancer, the source said.

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