Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland stated Sunday he’s “extremely positive” about his cancer treatment and has actually “gotten great deals of assistance” from both Democratic and Republican legislators.
” I am hanging hard, my energy is excellent,” Raskin, who revealed last month that he had actually been detected with scattered big B cell lymphoma, informed CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”.
” I’m losing about 40 or 50 hairs a day, I would believe, to chemo, so that’s distressing. However otherwise, I’m hanging hard, and the medical professionals are extremely positive, and I’m extremely positive that the chemo is going to get the cancer,” the ranking member on the Home Oversight Committee informed Tapper.
He had actually stated in a December declaration that he was starting “a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at Medication Star Georgetown University Healthcare Facility and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center,” keeping in mind that the “diagnosis for many people in my circumstance is outstanding after 4 months of treatment.”.
According to the American Cancer Society, scattered big B cell lymphoma “tends to grow rapidly” and is often treated with chemotherapy through a four-drug routine administered in cycles 3 weeks apart. It can be treated in about half of all clients, however it mostly depends upon elements consisting of the phase when the illness is captured, the society notes.
Raskin stated Oversight Chairman James Comer, a Kentucky Republican politician who appeared individually Sunday on “State of the Union,” has actually “been extremely kind” following the medical diagnosis.
” Chairman Comer has actually been extremely kind to me, and I have actually gotten great deals of assistance throughout the aisle and from all my associates, and I’m extremely grateful for that,” Raskin stated.