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Representative Zeldin announces he is in remission from chronic myelogenous leukemia



Representative Lee Zeldin, who has represented the 1st Congressional District since 2015 and is running as a Republican for the governor of New York State, announced on Saturday that he was in remission from a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

“Thanks to early detection, last November I was diagnosed with early stage chronic myelogenous leukemia,” he said in a press release. “I then started the treatment with an immediately positive response and no side effects.

“In the past 9 months I have achieved complete remission, have to lead a normal life and my doctor says that I currently have no evidence of this disease in my system. My health is phenomenal and I continue to function at 110%.

Mr Zeldin (R-Shirley) was elected to a fourth term last November, handily beating Democrat Nancy Goroff. In April 2021, he surprised many political observers in New York State and announced he would run for the Republican nomination for governor of the state.

At the time of his announcement, Governor Andrew Cuomo was in office; He then resigned after a scathing report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James, which detailed nearly a dozen cases of sexual harassment involving Cuomo and female employees.

In his statement on Saturday afternoon, Mr. Zeldin said, “I have and will continue to serve in all of my functions in Congress and represent my constituents at NY-1 at the highest level. I also did not miss any army reserve duty following this diagnosis.

Referring to the doctors who treated him, he added: “The medical field in our country is filled with the best of society. “

State Senator Anthony Palumbo (R-New Suffolk) said: “I am very happy for Lee and his family and send him my best wishes.”



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