//Rep. John Lewis recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers

Rep. John Lewis recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers

Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a longtime congressman and civil rights chief, introduced Sunday he is present process therapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Lewis, a Democrat who has represented Georgia’s fifth Congressional District for over 30 years, mentioned medical doctors found the most cancers throughout a routine go to.

“Whereas I’m clear-eyed concerning the prognosis, medical doctors have advised me that current medical advances have made one of these most cancers treatable in lots of circumstances, that therapy choices are not as debilitating as they as soon as had been, and that I’ve a preventing probability,” Lewis mentioned in a press release.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., seen here earlier this month, announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. (House Television via AP)

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., seen right here earlier this month, introduced he was recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers. (Home Tv by way of AP)

However, regardless of the analysis, Lewis, 79, mentioned he’ll proceed to serve in Congress. “I’ve determined to do what I do know to do and do what I’ve at all times finished: I’m going to battle it and preserve preventing for the Beloved Group. We nonetheless have many bridges to cross.”

Lewis mentioned he’ll return to Washington within the coming days to renew work and start his therapy plan, “which can happen over the following a number of weeks.”

He acknowledged that he might miss a couple of votes throughout that interval, “however with God’s grace I might be again on the entrance traces quickly.”

He continued, “Please preserve me in your prayers as I start this journey.”


A civil rights icon who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Lewis has established himself as an outspoken critic of President Trump.

Earlier this 12 months, Lewis joined fellow Home Democrats in assist of a decision condemning President Trump’s tweets.


“I rise with a way of righteous indignation to assist this decision. I do know racism once I see it. I do know racism once I really feel it. And, on the highest stage of presidency, there is no room for racism,” Lewis mentioned in a speech from the Home ground.

“It sows the seeds of violence and destroys the hopes and goals of individuals. The world is watching. They’re shocked and dismayed as a result of it appears we’ve misplaced our method. As a nation, as a proud and nice individuals. We’re one Congress. And we’re right here to serve one home, the American Home, the American individuals.”

It is a creating story; verify again for updates. Fox Information’ David Candy contributed to this report.