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Thu Apr 20, 2023, 06:44 PM Apr 2023

Raskin shares health update: 'Chemotherapy has extinguished the cancer cells' [View all]


Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has said Friday will be his final treatment of chemotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with late last year.

“On Friday is my very last session. The doctors tell me the chemotherapy has extinguished the cancer cells, at least as far as they can tell,” Raskin said Thursday in a virtual event with the Progressive Change Institute.

“It’s almost extinguished me in the process, but I’m hanging in there. I’m gonna make it through,” the congressman said. He quipped that doctors have promised him that “my eyelashes and my eyebrows and my hair will come back one day soon, so fingers crossed there.”

Raskin revealed his cancer diagnosis in December, calling his illness a “serious but curable form of cancer” — a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Wonderful news!.......... Lovie777 Apr 2023 #1
So grateful and happy for him and his family... lisa58 Apr 2023 #2
The best news for Raskin and his family. brer cat Apr 2023 #3
Excellent news! niyad Apr 2023 #4
Great news! gademocrat7 Apr 2023 #5
Great news malaise Apr 2023 #6
My ex-husband had that almost 30 years ago and he's doing fine. OMGWTF Apr 2023 #7
Good to hear such recovery stories. John1956PA Apr 2023 #15
I'm so happy to read this news! liberalla Apr 2023 #8
❤️ 🥰 ❤️ 🥰 ❤️ 🥰 a kennedy Apr 2023 #9
Fantastic! UTUSN Apr 2023 #10
Formidable! Mme. Defarge Apr 2023 #11
⬆️ mahina Apr 2023 #45
Good For Him DET Apr 2023 #12
I saw an interview with Brian Tyler Cohen where Jamie talked about that. ShazzieB Apr 2023 #18
Terrific! Leith Apr 2023 #13
Amazing news. onecaliberal Apr 2023 #14
Wonderful news. I prayed for this patriot. Joinfortmill Apr 2023 #16
Wonderful news. Jarqui Apr 2023 #17
So glad. For him and his and for us. Hortensis Apr 2023 #19
that is very good news. republianmushroom Apr 2023 #20
Cool Beans! Brother Buzz Apr 2023 #21
Fantastic news! highplainsdem Apr 2023 #22
We love you, Jamie! sheshe2 Apr 2023 #23
This is great news! I've been calling Rep. Raskin the Hulk. The way he goes after Boebert and MTG.. cayugafalls Apr 2023 #24
Fantastic! ismnotwasm Apr 2023 #25
Awesome! dchill Apr 2023 #26
Great info, thanks! BigmanPigman Apr 2023 #27
I hope for his speedy recovery. ffr Apr 2023 #28
Oh thank goodness bdamomma Apr 2023 #29
Great news! Wild blueberry Apr 2023 #30
I am so happy for him. I just hope what happened to wifey doesn't happen to Rep. Raskin. Ferrets are Cool Apr 2023 #31
Shoooo...git Nevilledog Apr 2023 #32
Thank you Neville Ferrets are Cool Apr 2023 #49
Grrr....I hope they stop being difficult. Nevilledog Apr 2023 #55
Thank you again... Ferrets are Cool Apr 2023 #57
I'll confess ... I actually dobleremolque Apr 2023 #33
So glad to hear this news. Scottie Mom Apr 2023 #34
Wonderful news wendyb-NC Apr 2023 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author electric_blue68 Apr 2023 #37
Wonderful news! Talitha Apr 2023 #36
Wonderful news! Rep Raskin may you be and Stay Cancer Free!... electric_blue68 Apr 2023 #38
Yay! area51 Apr 2023 #39
Double yay!! onetexan Apr 2023 #60
Wonderful news! Celerity Apr 2023 #40
I was thinking about him and wondering how's his progress as we haven't heard from him lately Deuxcents Apr 2023 #41
Husband's aunt got hit with lymphoma. Doctors told older son to make final arrangements. sprinkleeninow Apr 2023 #42
As a cancer survivor (so far, anyway!) myself, Habibi Apr 2023 #43
This is wonderful news. stage left Apr 2023 #44
rec 150 trusty elf Apr 2023 #46
Glad to hear it Meowmee Apr 2023 #47
Love that man. Great, optimistic news, though I'm so sorry he had to endure it all. He's a treasure. chia Apr 2023 #48
What an amazing man. sellitman Apr 2023 #50
So happy for this! I was worried, thinking the worst about his disappearance for a while. But now ancianita Apr 2023 #51
Great man of compassion, brains, bravery and principle. Glad to hear it. lindysalsagal Apr 2023 #52
So relieved AmBlue Apr 2023 #53
Great news!! claudette Apr 2023 #54
Oh GOOD! We still need him! calimary Apr 2023 #56
Excellent news! NotVeryImportant Apr 2023 #58
Chemo leaves its mark, but you are alive. alfredo Apr 2023 #59
Best news possible this Friday April 21, 2023. SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2023 #61
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