‘Serious but Curable’: Dem Rep. Jamie Raskin Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

“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. The prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.”

On Wednesday, Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin revealed that he has been diagnosed with “serious but curable” cancer.

Raskin stated that he was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, “after several days of tests.”

“With the benefit of early detection and fine doctors, the help of my extraordinary staff, the love of Sarah and our daughters and sons-in-law (actual and to-be) and family and friends, and the support of my beloved constituents and my colleagues in the House, I plan to get through this, and, in the meantime, to keep making progress every day in Congress for American democracy,” Raskin added.

The 60-year-old representative is preparing to start treatment soon, but plans to continue working through it.

He said, “I expect to be able to work through this period but have been cautioned by my doctors to reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses. In addition to destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy impairs natural antibodies and undermines the body’s immune system. I am advised that it also causes hair loss and weight gain (although I am still holding out hope for the kind that causes hair gain and weight loss).”

Interestingly enough, Raskin has been preparing for his role as a ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, where he was expected to investigate Hunter Biden, January 6 riot, the origins of coronavirus, and more.

Some people are drawing speculations though, as his announcement comes at the same time the January 6 Committee withdrew their subpoena for former President Donald Trump to testify before Congress.


One person wrote, “Jan 6 cancels Trump testimony, Raskin comes down with cancer??????? Will Pelosi tapes be released??”

Another replied, “Raskin’s asking to be pitied right now… No frigging way he gets off the hook.”

Yet others are extending their prayers to Raskin.

For example, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, “We disagree often, but I’ll be praying for Jamie Raskin. Cancer is a terrible disease. I watched my father die from it, and it broke my heart. It’s good Rep Raskin has hope and his form of cancer is curable with the treatment he will be starting.

Rep. Byron Donalds added, “Erika and I join my colleagues in the U.S. House and prayerful people around the nation in wishing Rep. Raskin the best in the coming weeks and months in his battle against cancer.”

So, does Raskin actually have cancer or is it just another distraction? We may never know.


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