Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announces he has cancer: January 6 committee member to bear remedy for ‘severe however curable’ lymphoma – and plans to maintain working in Congress
- In a press release Raskin, 60, stated he had not too long ago been recognized with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma and would quickly start chemotherapy
- Said he expects to have the ability to work however might want to restrict virus publicity
- According to the American Cancer Society, diffuse massive B cell lymphoma is fast-growing however responds nicely to remedy
Rep. Jamie Raskin introduced he has a ‘severe however curable’ type of cancer on Wednesday.
In a press release, Raskin, 60, stated he had not too long ago been recognized with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma and would quickly start chemotherapy.
The Maryland Democrat was the lead impeachment supervisor for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment within the House and was central to the January sixth committee’s investigation into the Capitol assault.
‘Prognosis for folks in my scenario is superb after 4 months of remedy,’ he stated within the assertion. ‘I anticipate to have the ability to work by this era however have been cautioned by my medical doctors to scale back pointless publicity to COVID-19, the flu and different viruses.’
In a press release Raskin stated he had not too long ago been recognized with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma and would quickly start chemotherapy
‘Prognosis for folks in my scenario is superb after 4 months of remedy,’ he stated within the assertion
‘In addition to destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy impairs pure antibodies and undermines the physique’s immune system,’ he continued. ‘I’m suggested that it additionally causes hair loss and weight achieve (though I’m nonetheless holding out hope for the sort that causes hair achieve and weight reduction),’ the congressman added.
Raskin was elected as rating member of the highly effective House Oversight Committee final week, the place he’ll be Democrats’ main protection in opposition to Republicans’ deliberate probes into the Biden household and the Biden administration as soon as the GOP takes management of the House in early January.
‘With the advantage of early detection and nice medical doctors, the assistance of my extraordinary workers, the love of Sarah and our daughters and sons-in-law (precise and to-be) and household and mates, and the assist of my beloved constituents and my colleagues within the House, I plan to get by this and, within the meantime, to maintain making progress daily in Congress for American democracy,’ he stated.
He is ready to take the place of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who did not survive a Democratic major in opposition to Rep. Jerry Nadler when their New York districts had been mixed.
Maloney took over management of the Oversight Committee after the dying of longtime Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings in 2019.
According to the American Cancer Society, diffuse massive B cell lymphoma is fast-growing however responds nicely to remedy.
Overall, about 3 out of 4 folks could have no indicators of illness after the preliminary remedy, and plenty of are cured, in keeping with the group’s web site.
Raskin can also be a colon cancer survivor – he was recognized in 2010.