Doctors: Rep. Hinchey being treated for curable colon cancer

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Orange County Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.

Doctors say the 72-year-old has been diagnosed with a "curable" form of the cancer.

Hinchey is receiving radiation before having surgery in June, which will be followed by chemotherapy.

Officials say Hinchey is expected to make a full recovery and that the congressman plans to continue working during his treatment.

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