Longtime Maryland state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, according to two sources.
Miller, 76, is scheduled to discuss his cancer diagnosis with members of the Senate at 10 a.m. Thursday when the chamber next meets. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because Miller had not yet made his announcement.
A spokesman for Miller declined to discuss details of his health problems Wednesday.
“Mike’s known for a little while,” one source said. “He’s been getting treatment. … He’s upbeat and doing good.”
One source said Miller, a Democrat, isn’t expected to miss much time during the session while he undergoes treatment.
“I think you’re going to see him almost every day if not every day,” the source said. “Prostate cancer is always serious, but these days there’s a lot you can do about it.”
Along with Miller’s re-election Wednesday as president of the Senate, colleague Kathy Klausmeier of Baltimore County was chosen as president pro-tem, a position that involves substituting for the president when he is absent from the chamber.