(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.”