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Folmer to resume treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Published On: Apr 15 2013 02:23:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 11 2013 06:29:58 PM CDT
Mike Folmer

Jace Codi, 69 News

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Pa. Sen. Mike Folmer will again undergo chemotherapy treatments as part of his ongoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Treatments are scheduled to begin April 25, and take place twice a week, every three weeks, for six months, Folmer said Thursday.

Folmer was diagnosed with follicular grade I non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a highly treatable form of cancer, in February 2012.

Folmer said he has already undergone two procedures to drain accumulated fluid from his chest and five chemotherapy treatments, however, he has not missed any days when the Senate has been in session.

"I continue to remain optimistic about my diagnosis and thank my constituents, colleagues, and friends for their kind words and ongoing support," said Folmer. "As I continue with treatments, I plan to attend to Senate business as normal, just as I did last year, and remain just as committed to representing the citizens of the 48th District as I have been since taking office."

Folmer, a Lebanon County Republican, also represents parts of Berks, Chester, Dauphin and Lancaster counties.