Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announces cancer diagnosis
House Democrats recently chose Raskin to serve as ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.
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Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin on Wednesday announced that he had been diagnosed with a "serious but curable form of cancer."
"I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer," he said, according to the New York Post. "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."
House Democrats recently chose Raskin to serve as ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, an unusual choice given that he ran against more senior lawmaker Virginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly for the post. He will succeed outgoing New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney as the committee's top Democrat.
He rose to prominence as an impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Raskin has said that he intends to fight the illness and remain in office.