House Majority Leader Steve Scalise says he is being treated for cancer

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WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., said Tuesday that he’s being treated for cancer.

“After a few days of not feeling like myself this past week, I had some blood work done. The results uncovered some irregularities and after undergoing additional tests, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a very treatable blood cancer,” he said in a statement.

“I have now begun treatment, which will continue for the next several months. I expect to work through this period and intend to return to Washington, continuing my work as Majority Leader and serving the people of Louisiana’s First Congressional District,” Scalise, 57, continued.

Congress has been on a monthlong August recess and is expected to return next month.