House representative Jamie Raskin announced on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with cancer.
Raskin, a Democrat who represents part of Maryland, said in a statement that news of his “serious but curable form of cancer” came after several days of testing.
“I was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer,” he said. “I am about to start an outpatient chemoimmunotherapy course at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.
He also said he expected to work while battling the disease, but doctors warned him to “reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, influenza and other viruses.”
“With the benefit of early detection and great doctors, the help of my amazing staff, the love of Sarah and our daughters and sons-in-law (current and future) and family and friends, and the support of my beloved constituents and colleagues in the House, I plan to overcome this and, in the meantime, continue to progress every day in the Congress for American Democracy, ”said Raskin, who is a prominent member of the Committee of the 6 January who investigated the Capitol riot and the events surrounding it.
“My love and solidarity goes out to other families struggling with cancer or any other health issue this holiday season – and to all the doctors, nurses and medical staff who bring us comfort and hope.”
This is a developing story.