U.S. Rep. Tom Marino Cleared To Return To Washington After Kidney Surgery

John Beauge
Harrisburg Patriot-News

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino says he will return to Washington, D.C. on Monday after doctors gave permission to resume congressional activities.

He has been recuperating and working out of his home since being discharged from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where small tumors were removed April 2 from his remaining kidney.

Marino, 59, who lives north of Williamsport, has been battling cancer since 1999, and his other kidney was removed in 2009. Doctors saved about 80 percent of his kidney in the recent surgery, so he will not have to undergo dialysis, he said.

The former Middle District U.S. attorney said Saturday that he has yet to be cleared to resume running or lifting weights and that being unable to do those things is “driving him crazy.” He is to return to Cleveland in June for a checkup.

Marino, a former Lycoming County district attorney, was unopposed for a second term in the Republican primary in the new 10th District, which includes part of Perry County.

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