U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) is recovering from his first chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma of the stomach and remains in the hospital.
Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray said the Lautenberg is doing well and remains “anxious to get back to work.”
“We don’t have a release date yet,” he said.
Lautenberg is expected to undergo six to eight chemotherapy sessions and three week intervals and plans to attend senate sessions in between.
Lautenberg has been in Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City since Monday, when he had an ambulance to take him there after falling inside his Cliffside Park condo. Doctors determined that Lautenberg’s fall was caused by a bleeding ulcer, which made him lightheaded. The ulcer was successfully treated, but doctors later determined that it was caused by B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma — a curable type of cancer.