John Lewis, a Civil Rights activist Icon & Democratic Rep. Announced that he was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Sunday evening.
“I have fought for freedom, equality and basic human rights for most of my life. I've never seen a fight like the one I have now, ”said the 79-year-old in a statement released by CNN.
In subsequent tests, the doctors discovered stage IV pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis was confirmed again, ”he said.
"Although the prognosis is clear to me, the doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases and treatment options exist. It is not as debilitating as it used to be and me have a chance to fight, ”he continued.
We'll keep you up to date as more details emerge on this groundbreaking story. Our thoughts are with John Lewis and all his loved ones during this time.
John Lewis was a fighter from the moment he could speak. If anyone can overcome this horror, it is him. @repjohnlewis you are surrounded by love, support, prayers and encouragement from all over the country that needs you. #blessup 🙏🏿 https://t.co/v2ZOMaytH5[19459006[19459001[—JoyReid(@JoyAnnReid)29December2019
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