Democratic Rep Sheila Jackson Lee reveals most cancers analysis | EUROtoday

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Democratic Rep Sheila Jackson Lee has revealed that she has been identified with pancreatic most cancers.

The 74-year-old Texas congresswoman launched a press release on X on Sunday evening saying that she is presently present process therapy “to battle this disease that impacts tens of thousands of Americans every year”.

Jackson Lee stated that her analysis means she is going to seemingly be “occasionally absent from Congress” however vowed that her workplace will “continue to deliver the vital constituent services that you deserve and expect”.

“I am confident that my doctors have developed the best possible plan to target my specific disease,” she stated.

“The road ahead will not be easy, but I stand in faith that God will strengthen me.”

She added: “Please keep me and my family in your prayers as you have always done. Know that you will remain in mine.”

Jackson Lee has represented Texas’ Congressional District 18 – which incorporates Houston – for 3 a long time, after first being elected to Congress in 1995.

This March, she gained the Democratic major election after going through her hardest challenger to this point: former Houston City Council member Amanda Edwards.

Her major win got here months after a failed bid to turn out to be Houston’s subsequent mayor in December. The 74-year-old congresswoman misplaced out to Democratic state Senator John Whitmire.

In Congress, Jackson Lee presently serves on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Her analysis marks the most recent well being situation amongst House lawmakers at a time when Republicans are clinging onto a slim majority.

In late 2022, congressman Jamie Raskin introduced that he had been identified with a “serious but curable” type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was present process chemotherapy.

Then in August 2023, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise introduced that he was being handled for blood most cancers.