(Blue Earth, MN) – Congressman Jim Hagedorn announced Wednesday that he is battling cancer.

Hagedorn said in a press release that he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on February 15, 2019, just six weeks into his first term as a U.S. Congressman.

The lawmaker has received care and immunotherapy at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic this past year.

Hagedorn said the cancer was detected accidentally, and before exhibiting any symptoms, during a routine physical examination.

“Today, one year later, I am happy to say I feel great and continue to perform my job in Congress unimpeded,” said Hagedorn.  “I have not missed even a single vote due to illness.  This disease has not and will not deter me.”

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