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{mosimage}June 22--  Georgia Congressman John Barrow reports he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  According to a press release, the cancer was discovered during his annual physical examination.

The congressman says he will begin treatments next month and doesn't expect it to impact his ability to continue to work in Congress.  He says he plans to seek re-election in 2012.

His opponent in the last election, Ray McKinney, issued the following statement:

"I found out news about John's diagnosis today by an email forward. I called John to let him know that we all are praying for him. Many years ago, my own mother prayed and received a healing. As our Representative in Congress during these most uncertain times, John can and must beat this prostate cancer."

McKinney of Oak Park, GA was Barrow's Republican opponent in 2010.