After what Lewis, 79, a leading figure of the civil rights movement, described as a “routine medical visit and subsequent tests.” “While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases, that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were, and that I have a fighting chance,” Lewis said in the statement. People are curious to know the stage 4 pancreatic cancer survival rate, because the black caucus recently lost Rep Elijah Cummings, a member representing Baltimore, Maryland in the federal house. His fellow house of representative members and the general public took to social media to wish him quick recovery.
.@RepJohnLewis, we are all praying for you following this diagnosis. John, know that generations of Americans have you in their thoughts & prayers as you face this fight. We are all praying that you are comfortable. We know that you will be well. pic.twitter.com/j7YMUGLPC2
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 29, 2019