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A freshman Texas congressman is battling cancer.

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, announced on Facebook that he has been battling lung cancer. He said he has been mainting his congressional schedule and has “no intention of slowing down.

From the Facebook post:

“As many of you may already know I have been battling lung cancer for several months. With the help of medical advances, great doctors, and almighty God, the prognosis is positive. While I would not wish the side effects on anybody, the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy is working. I am undergoing radiation treatments now to zap what remains.

Since the beginning I have been determined that the disease would not define me, and it hasn’t. I have maintained a busy congressional schedule of constituent meetings, active committee participation, and votes in Washington as well as the important work in the district. I have no intention of slowing down.”

Wright arrived as a member of the freshman class of the 116th Congress. He had worked for his predecessor, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, from 2000 to 2011. He first served as Barton’s district director and then as Barton’s chief of staff in Washington.

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