Lee Zeldin in “complete remission” after leukemia treatment
Representative Lee. Zeldin, RN.Y., announced on Saturday that he was in “complete remission” after receiving treatment after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) last November.
“Through early detection, last November I was diagnosed with early stage chronic myelogenous leukemia. I then began treatment with an immediately positive response and no side effects,” Zeldin said in a statement. “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 signs of this disease in my system. My health is phenomenal and I continue to do so. operate at 110%. “
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“At no point did I slow down and my lowest speed is always ALL IN,” Zeldin added. “I have and will continue to serve in all of my functions in Congress and to represent my constituents at NY-1 at the highest level. I have also not missed any Army Reserve duties as a result of this diagnosis.”
According to Zeldin hematologist Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, the congressman “began targeted therapy, to which he immediately responded extraordinarily well and achieved complete remission.” Vacirca also noted that Zeldin is “incredibly healthy” and “should lead a normal life with no signs of illness”.
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In his statement on this, Zeldin also thanked those in the medical field who helped with his treatment.
“I am grateful to all the men and women in the medical field who not only have cared for me over the past few months, but who dedicate their hearts and souls to caring for so many others in need of their expertise, energy and their passion, ”Zeldin said. “The medical field in our country is filled with the best of society.”