Rep. DesJarlais to undergo treatment after cancer diagnosis - WSMV Channel 4

Rep. DesJarlais to undergo treatment after cancer diagnosis

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U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with early stage cancer in his neck and will be undergoing treatment.

DesJarlais, R-4th District, will be receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Chattanooga starting next week.

According to a statement from DesJarlais, he is expected to make a full recovery:

"I am extremely fortunate to have caught this disease in its early stage. My doctors and I expect a full recovery and that treatment will not interfere with my work in Congress. My wife, Amy, and our entire family are thankful for prayers and support during this period of treatment. I look forward to continuing to serve Tennessee's Fourth District as we fight to return our nation back to the constitutional principles it was founded on."

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