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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: ‘The Road Ahead Will Not Be Easy’

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee revealed that she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, June 2.

Jackson Lee, 74, released a statement announcing her medical diagnosis and warning her constituents that she will miss some days of work as she undergoes treatment.

“My doctors have confirmed my diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I am currently undergoing treatment to battle this disease that impacts tens of thousands of Americans every year,” the Democratic congresswoman wrote in a statement.

“I am confident that my doctors have developed the best possible plan to target my specific disease,” she continued, noting that “the road ahead will not be easy.”

Jackson Lee, who represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, told her constituents that it’s been an “honor” to serve them throughout her 30-year tenure and warned them of her potential upcoming absence.

“As I pursue my treatments, it is likely that I will be occasionally absent from Congress, but rest assured my office will continue to deliver the vital constituent services that you deserve and expect,” she expressed.

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