Following several months of treatment, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) announced on Thursday that his cancer is in remission.
The Oversight Committee ranking member stated in an open letter that he has finished chemotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and has “a 90% prognosis of no relapse.”
What he’s saying: “After my final five-day round of chemotherapy, my hemoglobin and white blood cell counts are plummeting,” Raskin wrote. And I’m afraid I’m too exhausted to properly thank you all and convey how deeply I appreciate our nation’s enduring beauty and promise.
“Another message will be coming soon to you all when I rebound from my still-exhausted and immuno-compromised condition,” he added.
Raskin also posted a video of himself ringing a bell at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital to mark the completion of his treatment.
The backdrop: Raskin announced his diagnosis in late December, just a week after winning a contested election to be the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee.
He has continued to work as he undergoes treatment, and has sported bandanas at the Capitol, including one from musician Stevie Van Zandt.