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Maryland U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin announces he has lymphoma

December 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-District 8, announced on Wednesday he has lymphoma.

Raskin says he plans to continue working while undergoing treatment.

In a statement, the 60-year-old Montgomery County Democrat said: "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 MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.