New York Gubernatorial Hopeful Rep. Lee Zeldin Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis, Remission

Representative Lee Zeldin, who announced he’s running for New York governor in April, on Saturday announced that he began cancer treatment after being diagnosed with early-stage leukemia last year and is now in remission.

“Through early detection, last November, I was diagnosed with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). I then began treatment with an immediately positive response and no side effects,” the New York Republican said in a statement. “Over the last 9 months, I have achieved complete remission, am expected to live a normal life, and my doctor says I currently have no evidence of this disease in my system.”