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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007
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Mayor leaves hospital after cancer surgery

Mayor Don Kyle left the hospital Tuesday, following his Monday surgery for prostate cancer.

Dr. Brent Sharpe, who did the surgery at Decatur General Hospital, said the laparoscopic procedure went as planned.

"There were no complications, and he has not required an IV for narcotic medication," Sharpe said.

Before surgery, Kyle, 56, said tests detected an elevated prostate-specific antigen about six years ago.

He credited early detection to frequent tests, which revealed cancer Jan. 7.

Sharpe, a urologist, said a pathology report, usually ready within seven to 10 days after the procedure, would reveal if any traces of cancer remained.

Kyle said he anticipated returning to work part time after two weeks of recovery and resuming full-time duties within a month.

Sharpe said Kyle was released around noon.

- Chris Paschenko

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