Zeldin reveals cancer survivor status

Elections

ALBANY, N.Y. (WFFF) — One of the New York Republicans challenging Gov. Kathy Hochul at the ballot box next year has revealed this weekend that he’s a recent cancer survivor.

Rep. Lee Zeldin wrote on social media that he was diagnosed last November with early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia. He’s now in remission, and he added that he responded well enough to his treatment that the disease had no effect on either his work in Washington or his work as an Army Reservist.

Zeldin, 41, is an Iraq War veteran. He’s in his fourth term in the House of Representatives, in which he represents the eastern half of Long Island.

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