House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) has recently disclosed his diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Following unusual symptoms and subsequent tests, he was diagnosed with the disease. Despite this setback, Scalise is committed to continue working during his treatment and resume his duties as Majority Leader while receiving medical care.

The Congressman, aged 57, is widely recognized for surviving a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in 2017. Upon sharing his diagnosis, he received an outpouring of support from fellow colleagues and peers. Scalise is prepared to face this new challenge with the same determination and resilience he has demonstrated in the past.

Scalise shared his experience on Twitter, stating:

“After a few days of not feeling like myself this past week, I had some blood work done. The results uncovered some irregularities and after undergoing additional tests, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a very treatable blood cancer,”

He continued by explaining his treatment plan and expectations for the coming months:

“I have now begun treatment, which will continue for the next several months,” said Scalise, who is the second-highest ranking House Republican. “I expect to work through this period and intend to return to Washington, continuing my work as Majority Leader and serving the people of Louisiana’s First Congressional District.”

He expressed gratitude for the early detection of his cancer and its treatability, adding:

“I am incredibly grateful we were able to detect this early and that this cancer is treatable. I am thankful for my excellent medical team, and with the help of God, support of my family, friends, colleagues, and constituents, I will tackle this with the same strength and energy as I have tackled past challenges.”

As this situation evolves, further updates will be provided.

For more information, please stay tuned.

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