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Defense Secretary Austin discharged from hospital, ending second stay since cancer treatment

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and resumed his full duties. Austin, who is 70, has had ongoing health issues since undergoing surgery in December to treat prostate cancer. He was taken back to Walter Reed on Sunday for a bladder issue and admitted to intensive care for a second time since the surgery. He underwent a non-surgical procedure under general anesthesia on Monday. His doctors said the bladder issue was related to the surgery and “will have no effect on his excellent cancer prognosis.” He is expected to host a virtual meeting Wednesday of about 50 countries who meet monthly to coordinate military aid for Ukraine.

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