Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin announced Wednesday he’s been diagnosed with cancer.
Raskin, a Democrat and prominent member of the Jan. 6 Committee, said in a statement that after several days of tests he learned of his “serious but curable form of cancer.”
“I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer,” he said.
“I am about to embark on a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.”
Raskin also said he expected to work while fighting the disease, but he was cautioned by doctors to “reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses.”
“With the benefit of early detection and fine doctors, the help of my extraordinary staff, the love of Sarah and our daughters and sons-in-law (actual and to-be) and family and friends, and the support of my beloved constituents and my colleagues in the House, I plan to get through this and, in the meantime, to keep making progress every day in Congress for American democracy,” said Raskin.
“My love and solidarity go out to other families managing cancer or any other health condition in this holiday season—and all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel who provide us comfort and hope.”
The Jan. 6 Committee has been investigating the riot at the Capitol and the events surrounding it.
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