Congressman Alcee Hastings Being Treated For Pancreatic Cancer

Jan 14, 2019

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to a statement released Monday by his office.

Hastings, 82, D-West Delray, said he will continue to serve as he receives treatment at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Center.

“I have been convinced that this is a battle worth fighting, and my life is defined by fighting battles worth fighting,” Hastings said. “Should it become clear that this cancer which has invaded my body cannot be defeated, I will tell you so.”

Hastings faced only a write-in opponent in the 2018 election, and he won almost all of the vote.

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