(WJHL) – Rep. Phil Roe, who is the congressman from Tennessee’s First District, was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Roe planned on informing his staff of his diagnosis this afternoon. Roe’s prognosis was described as “excellent,” according to a statement from his office.
Below is a statement Roe’s office released to media:
“Following a routine physical examination, Congressman Roe was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. He will undergo treatment in East Tennessee during the August district work period. The prognosis is excellent, and treatment is not expected to interfere with his scheduled legislative duties. The Congressman’s offices in Kingsport, Morristown and Washington, D.C. will remain open and operate as usual. The office will provide an update after his treatment has been completed. No further updates or comments will be provided before that time. Congressman Roe thanks East Tennesseans for the privilege of serving them, and looks forward to continuing to represent them. Thank you.”