Sanford Bishop now cancer free | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

10
Jan

Sanford Bishop now cancer free | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Congressman Sanford Bishop announced Thursday that he is cancer free.

Bishop, 66, who is in his 11th term of representing Georgia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, noticed a small lump in his neck during the summer and was diagnosed with cancer in his neck and throat in September 2013. He began receiving chemotherapy on Sept. 26.

According to an official statement released by Bishop’s office, that chemotherapy ended Nov.4. It was designed to dissolve and kill cancer cells so that the surgery to follow would require the removal of significantly less tissue from his neck and throat.

Doctors at George Washington University had found no cancer in other parts of Bishop’s body.

“During this process, thanks to great cooperation among my medical team at the Attending Physician’s Office at the Capitol, the George Washington University Hospital medical team in Washington, and our great Congressional staff, this was accomplished without my having to miss a single vote or major event during this phase of my treatment. In fact, The Congressional Military Family Summit, a major event hosted by our Congressional office at The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Georgia on November 6th, went forward with my full participation and was without question one of the best events we have produced.” Bishop said in his official statement

via Sanford Bishop now cancer free | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer.

Comments ( 0 )