U of R President Joel Seligman returns to work

Created: 06/03/2014 11:35 AM WHEC.com

University of Rochester President Joel Seligman is returning to work after having surgery to remove a small nodule in his lung.

In a statement released today, Seligman says the surgery removed the small nodule that was cancerous but he says thankfully it had not spread and he will not need chemotherapy or radiation treatment. “Eleven days ago I had successful surgery to remove a small nodule in my right lung. The nodule was approximately one half inch in its greatest dimension (1.4 cm) and did contain a cancer called Adenocarcinoma. Pathology during surgery and completed yesterday have established that the malignancy was limited to the nodule and had not spread to any adjacent lymph cells. This is very good news. This means that the cure rate is very high and resulted in the surgery removing only a wedge of the lung rather than the full lobe. No chemotherapy or radiation will be necessary."

Seligman says he has largely recovered from the surgery and will gradually resume his normal schedule over the next few weeks.

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