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Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin diagnosed with ‘serious but curable’ cancer

Rep. Jamie Ruskin (D., Maryland) announced Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with a “serious but curable cancer” called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Ruskin, the lead impeachment manager for the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump and now serving on the Jan. 6 Commission, announced his cancer in a press release.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Ruskin of Maryland speaks at a hearing of the Task Force to Investigate the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol in Washington, DC, July 12, 2022.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Ruskin of Maryland speaks at a hearing of the Task Force to Investigate the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol in Washington, DC, July 12, 2022.
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“After several days of testing, I was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a serious but curable cancer,” he said. “I am about to embark on a course of outpatient-based chemoimmunotherapy at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The prognosis for most people with my condition is excellent after four months of treatment. increase.”

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Raskin hopes he will be able to continue working while receiving treatment, but doctors have cautioned him to reduce unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, the flu and other viruses.

A concern is that chemotherapy can make the body’s immune system more vulnerable to the virus.

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“We recommend that you also cause hair loss and weight gain,” added Ruskin.