Democrat Jamie Raskin reveals cancer diagnosis

Jamie Raskin  (Associated Press)
Jamie Raskin (Associated Press)

Democrat Jamie Raskin has revealed he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

The Maryland Congressman who played a prominent role in the January 6 House committee investigation into the Capitol riots said in a statement it was a “serious but curable form of cancer”.

“After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma,” Mr Raskin said on Wednesday.

“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.”

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