25 Jul '17, 6pm

House Veteran Affairs chairman diagnosed with prostate cancer:

House Veteran Affairs chairman diagnosed with prostate cancer:

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, but does not expect it to interfere with his legislative schedule. In a statement, staffers said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., received the news following a recent routine physical and will undergo treatment in Tennessee during the August work period. “The prognosis is excellent, and treatment is not expected to interfere with his scheduled legislative duties,” the statement said. “Congressman Roe thanks East Tennesseans for the privilege of serving them and looks forward to continuing to represent them.” Roe, 72, has served on the committee since entering Congress in 2009. He took over as chairman at the start of this year. He served two years in the Army in the early 1970s with the 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Medical Battalion. That i...

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