Albus Brooks reports successful surgery to remove tumor

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CIty councilaman Albus Brooks. "Move along to where?" A community meeting at EXDO, Dec. 15, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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CIty councilman Albus Brooks in 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Albus Brooks, the president of the Denver City Council, said on Wednesday morning that a surgery had successfully removed a sarcoma tumor from his body.

“Fresh out of surgery, doing well. The tumor was a little bigger, but it hadn’t spread at all,” he said in a video posted to social media.

“So we good, man, we back in it. And I’m about to be back in the city in a couple days.”

Brooks has chondrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that previously was in remission for him. This is the second time Brooks he has undergone surgery to remove a tumor. He was cancer-free for more than a year between the surgeries, he said.

Brooks said last week that he could be out for about two weeks to recover from the surgery.

This week, he added another message to friends and family: “Love y’all. Thanks for all the encouragement. Go Cavs.” Brooks, a father of three, represents parts of northeast Denver.