(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Rep. John Lewis, who spent years fighting for civil rights, has another fight ahead of him — against pancreatic cancer.
The Georgia Democrat shared that he is undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Sunday in a statement released by his office.
"I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now," Lewis, 79, said. "I am going to fight it and keep fighting for the Beloved Community. We still have many bridges to cross."
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