Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., announced on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

Doctors found the cancer during a routine physical examination and Roe will receive treatment for the cancer in Tennessee during the August break.

The treatment is not expected to interfere with his congressional duties and his offices will remain open during his treatment.

A statement posted on his Twitter said that his office will provide a more detailed statement once his treatment is completed, and they will not comment further until then.

"Congressman Roe thanks East Tennesseans for the privilege of serving them, and looks forward to continue to represent them," the statement said.

Roe is the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and a co-chair of the House COP Doctor's Caucus and is actively involved in healthcare reform.

His cancer diagnosis comes on the day that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to the Senate after a high-profile brain cancer diagnosis following a surgery to remove a blood clot from above his eye.