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What’s Next: Rep. Jamie Raskin reveals he has been diagnosed with a ‘serious but curable’ form of cancer

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Wednesday revealed he has been diagnosed with “a serious but curable form of cancer.”

Raskin, 60, said he was diagnosed with a common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that affects white blood cells in the body’s immune system. He said he will be undergoing chemo-immunotherapy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

“I expect to be able to work through this period but have been cautioned by my doctors to reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses,” Raskin said, adding that he was specifically diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. While this form of cancer is less known, it is curable.

Raskin currently sits on the Jan. 6 House Committee investigating the 2021 Capitol riot. He previously served as an impeachment manager during President Trump’s second impeachment in 2021.

Raskin said he has no plans to step down from the House committee and will “keep making progress every day in Congress for American democracy.”

“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,” Raskin said.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: 6ABC.COM

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