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Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remission

Zeldin is a Long Island Republican who is running for New York governor. He said the diagnosis had no impact on his work or Army Reserve duties.
Credit: AP
FILE — In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zeldin announced his candidacy for governor of New York on Thursday, April 8, 2021, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the subject of investigations over sexual harassment allegations and COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin said Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but that he responded well to treatments and is now in remission.

Zeldin is a Long Island Republican who is running for New York governor. He said the diagnosis had no impact on his work or Army Reserve duties.

The Iraq War veteran said he suffered no side effects from treatment and that his health is now “phenomenal.”

The 41-year-old is in his fourth term representing the eastern half of Long Island, which includes sprawling suburbs, rural farms, as well as the Hamptons.

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