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Rep. Raskin announces cancer diagnosis

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Rep. Jamie Ruskin (D., Md.) announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with “a serious but curable cancer.”

Raskin said in a statement that he had been diagnosed with a common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects the white blood cells of the body’s immune system.

A 60-year-old lawmaker said he is starting chemoimmunotherapy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

“I hope I can get through this period, but I have been warned by doctors to reduce unnecessary exposures to avoid COVID-19, the flu, and other viruses.

Raskin said he was specifically diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which usually occurs in lymph nodes deep within the body. While fast-growing and aggressive, cancer is treatable.

The lawmaker has had several accolades in recent years, including serving on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and serving as impeachment manager during President Trump’s second impeachment in 2021. , has played several important roles in Congress.

On Wednesday, Ruskin said he plans to “get through this” and “continue to move forward every day in Congress for American democracy.”

“My love and solidarity go out to other families managing cancer and other health conditions this holiday season, and to all the doctors, nurses and health care workers who give us comfort and hope. sent,” he added.

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