Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD (TN-04) on Friday announced he has been diagnosed with early stage cancer in his neck. The Congressman will undergo radiation and chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.
“I am extremely fortunate to have caught this disease in its early stage. My doctors and I expect a full recovery and that treatment will not interfere with my work in Congress. My wife, Amy, and our entire family are thankful for prayers and support during this period of treatment. I look forward to continuing to serve Tennessee’s Fourth District as we fight to return our nation back to the constitutional principles it was founded on.”
Congressman DesJarlais will be receiving care in Chattanooga, which will begin next week with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.
He is opposed by eight candidates, including state Senator Jim Tracy, in the upcoming election.