December 31, 2006

Congressman Charlie Norwood health update

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We wish Congressman Norwood all the best for the new year.

Press Alert

December 8, 2006

Norwood Released from Hospital After Cancer Treatment

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood is reported in good condition and recuperating in his Washington, DC apartment after being released earlier today from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, following treatment this week for non-small cell cancer.

“Once again, I can’t say enough about the great physicians and staff at Inova,” says Norwood. “I am absolutely confident in their ability to eradicate this latest tumor, and I think we’re well on the way to that goal. I plan on being back up to speed when the gavel falls to open the new Congress in January.”

Norwood was initially treated for non-small cell cancer in November 2005, when doctors at Inova Fairfax surgically removed a small tumor from his native left lung. Last month, Inova physicians discovered another non-small cell tumor had developed near Norwood’s liver, which they treated this week with chemotherapy.

Tumor development is a frequent side effect of the immune suppression drugs Norwood takes due to a 2004 lung transplant. Norwood received the transplant in response to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease.