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WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin on Wednesday announced that he has been diagnosed with “a serious but curable form of cancer.”

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Raskin, 60, who has served as a representative in Maryland’s 8th congressional district since 2017, was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. The congressman led the second impeachment of President Donald Trump and is a member of the House Select Committee that investigated the Jan. 6. 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, The Washington Post reported.

Raskin announced his cancer diagnosis in a news release.

“After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer,” Raskin said. “Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.

“I expect to be able to work through this period but have been cautioned by my doctors to reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses. I am advised that it also causes hair loss and weight gain (although I am still holding out hope for the kind that causes hair gain and weight loss).”

Raskin said he was beginning chemo-immunotherapy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., according to The Hill.

Raskin was the lead manager when Trump was impeached for the second time by the House at the end of the president’s term in January 2021, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The Jan. 6 committee issued its final report last week and will dissolve when the new Republican-led House is sworn in on Jan. 3, according to The Associated Press.

According to the American Cancer Society, diffuse large B cell lymphoma “tends to grow quickly” and is frequently treated with chemotherapy through a four-drug regimen administered three weeks apart, CNN reported.

“My love and solidarity go out to other families managing cancer or any other health condition in this holiday season — and all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel who provide us comfort and hope,” Raskin said in his statement.

Fellow Maryland congressman, Rep. David Trone, tweeted well wishes for Raskin, WMAR-TV reported.

“If you know @RepRaskin, you know that he’s a fighter. Jamie, we are with you every step of the way,” Trone wrote.