California House Democrat announces blood cancer diagnosis

California House Democrat announces blood cancer diagnosis


Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) announced he was diagnosed with blood cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Garamendi, 79, said he was diagnosed with a “treatable” form of blood cancer on Monday. He began undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Kaiser Oncology in Sacramento, California, on Monday. 

“My wife Patti, a leader in the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, ensures I stay vigilant about preventative screenings and care. Freezing abnormal bumps is standard, but a call from my doctor changed everything: ‘When will you be back in California? You need to come in for a series of tests.’ Thus began my journey with early stage Multiple Myeloma, a form of treatable blood cancer,” Garamendi said in a statement.

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