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House Ways and Means chairman expects 'full recovery' from lymphoma

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House Ways and Means Committees Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who chairs the tax-writing House Ways and Means committee, said on Saturday that he will undergo treatment for a "very early, highly treatable and curable type" of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Camp said in a statement posted on his congressional website that he will receive treatment, including chemotherapy, every three weeks over the next few months.


The large B-cell lymphoma, cancer that starts in parts of the body’s immune system, was discovered during a recent routine yearly physical, he said.

“Thankfully my health is otherwise excellent and my doctors and I expect a full recovery and cure,” he said.

Aides told NBC News that the treatment should have minimal impact on Camp’s work schedule.

Camp is deep into the process of beginning comprehensive tax reform. The guidelines for that reform, which Camp wrote, will be voted on in the House this coming week.

Camp was also a member of the deficit Supercommittee, which failed last year, resulting in the automatic cuts scheduled to take place on Jan. 1.

Camp was born and raised in Midland, Mich., where he and his wife and three children reside, according to his official biography.