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Rep. Bono Resting After Surgery

January 24, 2001

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) _ Rep. Mary Bono is doing well after an operation to remove a benign mass from her right ovary.

``Her prognosis is excellent,″ said Rusty Payne, spokesman for the California Republican.

Doctors took about 90 minutes Tuesday to remove the mass, a spokeswoman for Desert Regional Medical Center said.

Bono, 39, was expected to stay in the hospital for two to three days and spend another week in bed at home. Bono allotted herself six to eight weeks for recovery but has told her staff that she hopes to be back at work in five weeks.

Payne said Bono had been consulting doctors for weeks and decided to have the operation as a precaution.

Bono has been in Congress since winning a special election in April 1998 to fill the seat held by her late husband, Sonny Bono.

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