Rep. Maurice Hinchey announced Friday that he is being treated for colon cancer but that he will continue his Congressional schedule during treatment.
In a release, the New York Democrat’s office said he was undergoing radiation treatment at the Ulster Radiation Oncology Center in Kingston, N.Y., and he will have surgery at the Albany Medical Center during the June recess. Hinchey would then be treated with chemotherapy.
Hinchey’s doctor Randall Rissman said Hinchey’s early diagnosis should mean a full recovery.
“This is a curable form of colon cancer. I expect Mr. Hinchey to respond extremely well to the course of treatment we’ve developed for him and that he’ll make a full recovery,” Rissman said.
“He is very fortunate that this was diagnosed early and that it did not spread beyond the colon. Mr. Hinchey is otherwise in excellent physical condition, which will greatly aid his recovery,” he added.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.