Congressman Randy Neugebauer is undergoing radiation treatment after prostate cancer surgery he had six years ago, according to a newsletter.

The personal update was included in his monthly newsletter to constituents.

In 2009, Congressman Neugebauer was diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer. 

He had surgery to remove his prostate.

The congressman said he has had regular blood tests to check his PSA levels since then.  He said recent results indicated he might need follow-up treatment to eradicate any remaining cancer cells.

Neugebauer said his work in congress has not been interrupted and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

He stressed the importance of early detection, regular check-ups, and yearly physical exams.