HARRISBURG (AP) -- Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor plans to preside over the state Senate on Tuesday when the chamber returns to session for the first time since she began undergoing cancer treatment.

Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll first revealed in August that she has neuroendocrine cancer, more than a month after she was first diagnosed. The 77-year-old McKees Rocks native has declined interviews and remained largely out of sight since then.

Senate secretary Mark Corrigan says he met with Knoll on Monday and that she looked spunky.

Her office says she will be behind the rostrum when senators return from their two-month summer break from Harrisburg.

In comments Monday, House Speaker Dennis O'Brien said Knoll has the chamber's prayers for a speedy recovery.

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