House Democrat Raul Grijalva diagnosed with cancer

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has been diagnosed with cancer, the Arizona Democrat announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The diagnosis comes after Grijalva, who has been a member of Congress since 2003, sought medical treatment for a “persistent cough” that was thought to be pneumonia. However, after further testing, it was discovered that the Democratic lawmaker had cancer, he said in a statement.

“This diagnosis has been difficult to process, but I am confident in the vigorous course of treatment that my medical team has developed,” Grijalva said.

“I am grateful to my family, friends and doctors for their support, and I am working hard to get healthy and return to business as usual as soon as I am able,” he added. “I appreciate your consideration, well wishes and respect for my family’s privacy during
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