BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn said a Mayo Clinic checkup on his kidney cancer shows he’s doing exceedingly well. “The immunotherapy is boosting my body’s immune system and enabling it to identify and kill the cancer cells,” he said. Hagedorn was diagnosed in February 2019, shortly after being sworn in to his first term in Congress from the Minnesota 1st District. He is up for re-election in November.

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Immunotherapy status

Lance C. Pagliaro, oncology specialist at the Mayo Clinic, issued the statement about Rep. Hagedorn’s condition: “I am pleased to report that Mr. Hagedorn has responded well to immunotherapy, which has been key to his recovery. He is doing well.”