Steve Scalise, House Majority Leader, reveals cancer diagnosis.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise Diagnosed with Blood Cancer

House ⁤Majority Leader Steve ‌Scalise (R-LA) ⁤announced​ on ​Tuesday that⁣ he is being treated for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Scalise shared the ‌news in a heartfelt post on Twitter,⁣ revealing⁤ that he had house-majority-leader-steve-scalise-announces-cancer-diagnosis/” title=”Steve Scalise, House Majority Leader, reveals cancer diagnosis.”>recently undergone blood work which ⁤led to the diagnosis.

Scalise expressed​ gratitude for the early detection of the cancer and emphasized that it⁣ is a highly treatable condition. He assured his constituents that he intends to continue ​working as Majority Leader and⁣ serving ⁢the people of Louisiana’s First Congressional District throughout his treatment.


Scalise, who was first elected to the House in 2008, has a history of overcoming challenges. In 2017, he was ⁤seriously wounded⁢ during a ⁣shooting at a congressional ​baseball practice but managed‌ to recover and continue his congressional duties. He even participated in future Congressional Baseball Games.

Following Scalise’s cancer diagnosis, he received an outpouring of support from fellow lawmakers and others on Twitter. House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) praised Scalise’s strength and resolve, expressing‌ confidence in his ability⁢ to overcome this new battle. Republican⁣ National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel ⁣and Louisiana Secretary of​ State Kyle Ardoin also sent their well wishes and prayers⁤ for Scalise’s recovery.

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