Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee announces his cancer is gone – KESQ

By Kristin Wilson and Jack Forrest, CNN

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan, who underwent surgery for squamous cell carcinoma on his tonsil last month, said Wednesday that his cancer was gone.

“The good news is that it is gone. And I won’t need any more treatment, just continued monitoring for the next few years,” he said in a video posted on facebook.

kildee announced last month he had been released from the hospital with an “excellent” prognosis after undergoing successful surgery to remove a small cancerous tumor on his tonsil.

the congressman announced in march that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and would remain at George Washington University Hospital for several days for treatment.

Announcing his diagnosis, Kildee said he had scheduled what he thought would be a “preemptive scan for a swollen lymph node.” But after additional tests, she said, she received her cancer diagnosis.

“I am particularly grateful that I caught the cancer early and removed it,” he said in the video, later adding: “It will take me a little longer to get back to 100%. But here I am, back at the office and going to work. I don’t have a full schedule yet, but I’ll be there very soon.”

First elected to Congress in 2012, Kildee represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and is co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Steering Committee.

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CNN’s Sydney Kashiwagi contributed to this report.

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