Rep. Lee Zeldin revels he's in 'complete remission' following leukemia diagnosis

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) attends a press conference on aconflict between Israel and the Palestinians on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Lee Zeldin, whose congressional district includes most of Suffolk County, said on Saturday that he was diagnosed with early-stage leukemia last November.

Following immediate treatment at the time, the GOP gubernatorial candidate said he is now in "complete remission."

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"Through my early detection, last November, I was diagnosed with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)," Zeldin, 41, said in a statement. "I then began treatment with an immediately positive response and no side effects."

He added, "Over the last 9 months, I have achieved complete remission, am expected to live a normal life, and my doctor says I currently have no evidence of this disease in my system. My health is phenomenal, and I continue to operate at 110%"

CML is a type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, according to the American Cancer Society.