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Rep. Folmer requires added procedure during NHL treatment
Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer, who recently announced he had been diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is currently undergoing anti-cancer treatment but will require an added procedure, according to Rep. Folmer.
Folmer, who represents the state's 48th Senate District, has undergone one round of chemotherapy and is scheduled for his second of six total on 19 March.
However, Folmer has learned that he will require a procedure known as a pericardial window, which is a procedure that drains accumulated fluid in his chest region (pericardium). It is this accumulation that partly led to his diagnosis last year. While he has had the fluid drained before, this is said to be a more permanent solution to the problem.
He is expected to be in the hospital for a couple of days for the procedure.