Skip to comments.Rep. Camp to undergo treatment for cancer
Posted on 07/28/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will undergo treatment for cancer, which was discovered during a recent yearly physical.
Camp will receive chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma every three weeks over the next several months leading up to the election.
The panel chairman said he will continue working.
After a recent routine yearly physical, it was discovered that I have a very early, highly treatable and curable type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma large B-cell lymphoma," he said in a statement.
"In between treatments I will continue my work as a United States Representative for Michigans fourth district and as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee."
Camp said that otherwise he is healthy and "my doctors and I expect a full recovery and cure."
Congress has one week of work remaining before leaving for the August recess and Camp has a busy time ahead.
He will help usher through a House vote next week on a yearlong extension of all Bush-era tax rates with an eye on a tax code overhaul next year.
On top of that, he is trying to get a bill passed that would allow for fast-track consideration next year of tax reform legislation.
The expedited process would give a reform bill a clear path to the House floor and allow for relevant amendments to be offered on the Senate floor with only a simple majority vote needed to pass them.
Camp also is trying to push through a bill that would extend permanent normal trade relations to Russia, a measure that needs to be completed before Moscow joins the World Trade Organization next month.
Prayers for a full recovery!
My husband’s cousin had that. Got treatment, is going strong 5+ years later.
Prayers for his health.
My cousin’s 3 year old died of it about 2 years ago but it wasn’t actually the cancer that killed her. The chemo had weakened her and suppressed her gag reflex. She fell asleep with something in her mouth and she didn’t even struggle. My cousin’s wife was doing dishes or something and when she returned to the room 5 minutes later the girl was gone.
Oh what a terrible way to lose their little girl. My heart goes out to them.
They still struggle with it. The oldest has Muscular Dystrophy and my cousin says that taking care of her has actually helped to save the family. He says it helped to refocus them rather than wallowing in despair.