Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) announced Wednesday that he has a “serious but curable form of cancer.”
“After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer. 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,” he wrote in a statement on his website.
He added that he expects to continue to work as he undergoes treatment: “I plan to get through this and, in the meantime, to keep making progress every day in Congress for American democracy.”
Raskin has served Maryland’s 8th congressional district since 2017, is part of the January 6 committee, was lead impeachment manager of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, and was elected last week by his colleagues to be the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.
“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,” his statement concluded.