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U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announces prostate cancer diagnosis

By: - December 6, 2023 5:48 pm
U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican

U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-15th District)

U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-15th District) said Tuesday that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

Thompson, 64, said that the diagnosis was made after a routine physical and subsequent tests. 

“While this diagnosis is a surprise, I feel well, and I will continue my work representing the people of Pennsylvania’s 15th District,” Thompson said.

“Anyone who’s worked with me knows I am a person of faith as well as an eternal optimist, both of which will guide me as I undergo treatment,” he continued. “I am grateful to my medical team, my family, [and] everyone I work with and represent in Congress. My faith in God is strong and I will tackle this head-on. I appreciate both prayers and privacy during this time.”

Thompson was first elected to Congress in 2008. He currently serves as the Chair of the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole is a journalist based in Philadelphia. He's worked for various outlets such as The Northeast Times, PoliticsPA, and PCN. In these previous roles, he covered a wide range of topics from local civic association meetings to races across the commonwealth. He earned a degree in journalism from Temple University.