BREAKING: Congressman Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Florida Representative Alcee Hastings has announced that he is being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Hastings, a Democrat, went on to add that he plans to remain in Congress during his treatment.

“I was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and in the midst of this traumatizing news, I found myself wondering not only if I would survive this disease, but also if it would impact my ability to perform my duties,” Hastings said in a statement. “Now that I have begun treatment, I feel hopeful about survival and about my ability to continue serving my constituents of Florida’s 20th Congressional district and the nation.”

Hastings, 82, is the longest-serving member of Florida’s congressional delegation following the departure of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. He began serving in 1993 after he was impeached as a federal judge by the Senate in 1989.

Source: Alcee Hastings, Florida Democrat, says he is being treated for pancreatic cancer, plans to remain in Congress – CNNPolitics

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