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White House spokesman Snow faces surgery


White House spokesman Tony Snow said he was having a growth in his abdomen removed.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters Friday a small growth has been found in his abdomen, and he will undergo surgery Monday to have it removed.

He said there is no word yet what the growth is. Snow said it was discovered during a recent series of cat scans and MRIs.

Snow told reporters the pet scans have been negative, but it is being removed "out of an aggressive sense of caution." He said he appreciates expressions of concern, but said, " please do not leap to conclusions about this because we don't know what this is. We know it's coming out, and I know I'll be back soon." (Watch video: Snow on his health)

Snow previously had been treated for cancer, in 2005, before he was at the White House.

-- CNN's Steve Brusk
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