Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) announced Tuesday that she has cancer on a day that House Democrats returned to discussions about pre-existing health conditions.
Moore, 67, announced that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months and that it is in remission.
“Right now I’m in great health with an excellent prognosis of living with this disease,” she said during the House Ways and Means Committee’s first hearing of the 116th Congress.
Moore said that she felt today was the right time to announce her 10-month battle with cancer in a press release after her announcement in the committee.
“This is a cancer I will live with for the rest of my life, but, because of my high-quality health care and insurance coverage, it is not a cancer I will die from,” Moore said in the press release.