Marino Back At Work In Washington

Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item

A month after receiving news that he needed emergency surgery to remove small tumors on his lone kidney, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino is back at work and said he couldn’t be happier and healthier.

“I feel much better,” Marino, R-10 of Cogan Station, Lycoming County, said Monday. “I am thrilled to be back. I was getting restless at home.”

Marino was sent to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to undergo surgery to remove the growths he was diagnosed with after visiting the doctor for a routine checkup.

Marino was diagnosed with cancer while Lycoming County district attorney in 1999, and half of his left kidney was removed then. The cancer returned in 2009, and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic removed the rest of that kidney.

On Saturday, Marino got a clean bill of health, but doctors told him even though he was well enough to return to work, another week off wouldn’t hurt.

Marino and his wife disagreed with the experts, however, and he’s back on the job.

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