Attorney General Peterson recovering from surgery

By: KLKN Newsroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is recovering at his home after surgery to address early stages of prostate cancer.

Peterson went into surgery Friday afternoon. His spokeswoman, Suzanne Gage, said Monday that the early-phase cancer was detected during a doctor’s appointment in December.

Gage says the doctors told her they felt the surgery was successful. Peterson will be conducting business from home this week.

In 2013, then-Attorney General Jon Bruning underwent successful surgery to remove part of his colon and surrounding lymph nodes after he was diagnosed with colon cancer.