Rep. Scott DesJarlais to undergo treatment for neck cancer

Rep. Scott DesJarlais to undergo treatment for neck cancer

Scott DesJarlais Scott DesJarlais
WASHINGTON, DC (WATE) - U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) announced Friday he will undergo treatment for early stage cancer in his neck.

DesJarlais will undergo radiation and chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I am extremely fortunate to have caught this disease in its early stage. My doctors and I expect a full recovery and that treatment will not interfere with my work in Congress. My wife, Amy, and our entire family are thankful for prayers and support during this period of treatment. I look forward to continuing to serve Tennessee’s Fourth District as we fight to return our nation back to the constitutional principles it was founded on," said DesJarlais in a news release.

He will be receiving care beginning next week, with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.


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