House Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise has released a statement confirming that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of blood cancer. Scalise wrote:

“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,”

“I have now begun treatment, which will continue for the next several months,” Scalise, the second-highest ranking House Republican, said. “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.”

“I am incredibly grateful we were able to detect this early and that this cancer is treatable,” he added. “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.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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