Hirono discloses kidney cancer; says prognosis is favorable

Barsaba Taglieri
Mag 17, 2017

The senator says her doctor expects she will make a full recovery from these treatments.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono said Tuesday she has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and is preparing to undergo treatment locally.

Her treatment will involve the removal of her right kidney as well as an outpatient procedure to remove a cancerous lesion on one of her ribs.

The first-term Democrat promises to fight the disease "with the same determination I've fought for the people of Hawaii". "After a series of follow up tests, I have been diagnosed with kidney cancer that is also present in my seventh rib".

"I look forward to continuing to work together with Mazie on the issues that reflect our Hawaii values and priorities". And I never quit, especially when things get tough.

Hirono's fellow senators took to Twitter to share their well wishes for their colleague after the announcement.

"I appreciate your support and good wishes, and look forward to getting back to the Senate to continue fighting for Hawaii as soon as possible".

In a letter to constituents today, Sen. At the end of this treatment, there will be no identifiable disease remaining.

She added: "And here's what I also want you to know: I am, without question, running for re-election in 2018". She previously served in the U.S. House, as Hawaii's lieutenant governor and in the state Legislature.

Hirono was elected to Congress in 2006, to the second congressional district, representing the seat once held by Patsy T. Mink.

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