Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) is returning to his Cape Cod home Monday, following surgery in North Carolina to treat a malignant brain tumor.
“Senator Kennedy is returning to his home in Hyannis Port today," his office said in a statement. "His doctors are pleased with his progress since surgery a week ago, and he will continue to recuperate at home before starting the next phase of his treatment. He is thankful for the extraordinary care of the doctors and nurses at Duke, and also for the continued prayers and well wishes from the people of Massachusetts and all over the country."
Kennedy's son Patrick, a Democratic Rep. in Rhode Island, told the Providence Journal Monday that the prodecure went better than expected.
"I know he's planning for the future," Patrick Kennedy told the paper about his father, "and being chairman of the committee that will consider the health-care legislation when Obama is president."
The senior Kennedy's staff said that the public will be updated on a need-to-know basis.
"In the interest of family privacy, there will not be regular updates regarding the Senator’s daily schedule or treatment plans moving forward,” the office said in a statement.