SALT LAKE CITY — President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, according to a church spokesman.

“Doctors are very pleased with President Hinckley’s progress and have discharged him from the hospital. He is home now and continues to rest comfortably,” spokesman Dale Bills said. “We expect he will be able to resume his normal schedule soon.”

President Hinckley, 95, was hospitalized a week ago and underwent surgery Jan. 24 to remove a cancerous growth in his large intestine.
     
Bills said earlier the diseased portion of the intestine, found through routine medical screening, “was successfully removed through a laparoscopic procedure.” The church has not released any details about what, if any, additional treatment he might need.

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