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Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with both brain and lung cancer, and said he and his family appreciate good wishes, support and privacy during this time.

The Congressman released the following statement:

Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, who served the 21st and 11th Districts of Ohio for 30 years, has recently been diagnosed with lung and brain cancer.  He is fortunate to have the availability and treatment of excellent health care from the world renowned staff and doctors of one of the top medical centers, the Cleveland Clinic

The congressman recently said, “For years, I’ve made it my career in fighting for the people of Ohio, but now I must devote my time and energy to working with my doctors in this current health challenge which my family and I are totally immersed.”



Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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