Rep. Raskin Announces He Has Cancer

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) delivers remarks during the last meeting of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on December 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee outlined its criminal referral to the Justice Department of insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the United States against former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Maryland Dem. Rep. Jamie Raskin announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Raskin, a prominent member of the Jan. 6 Committee, said in a statement that after several days of tests he learned of his “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. “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.”

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