Michigan Congressman Diagnosed With Large B-Cell Lymphoma


Congressman and House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) was undergoing a routine yearly physical recently when it was determined that he had what the Midwestern legislator described as "a highly treatable and curable type of non-Hodgkins lymphomalarge B-cell lymphoma."

In the approach to this year's election Camp will undergo chemotherapy treatments every three weeks for the next several months. He says he has no intention of letting his diagnosis or his treatment slow him down or prevent him from doing his job on Capitol Hill.

Fortunately, Camp's non-Hogdkins lymphoma was found "very early", meaning it must have been found no later than stage II, possibly even stage I.

Camp to continue working

Rep. Camp plans to forge ahead in public service, saying that,

"In between treatments I will continue my work as a United States Representative for Michigan’s fourth district and as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee."

Furthermore, he reports that his doctors tell him that they expect him to make "a full recovery" and even be cured of the disease.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) described Camp as “tough and determined,” in response to news of his colleague’s medical condition.

"He is the epitome of a true gentleman and legislator," said the Speaker, "working tirelessly on behalf of the people and the issues he cares about."

Source: The Hill

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