The minister Dominic LeBlanc leukemia
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The federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Dominic LeBlanc, announced on Wednesday that he was suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 12:45
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 12:54
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OTTAWA | The federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Dominic LeBlanc, announced on Wednesday that he was suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
“During my annual medical examination last spring, my family physician found by accident an anomaly with the count of my white blood cells. She was immediately referred to a specialist,” said the minister in a press release.
After several tests, he was diagnosed with leukemia in April.
It is a “controllable” and “a type of leukemia common among adults,” said the specialist who follows Mr. LeBlanc, Dr. Nicholas Finn.
The minister will begin treatments as early as next week, and they will be pulled up in the spring.
“As tens of thousands of Canadians who live with a chronic disease, I will continue my work and will continue to serve as a member of parliament and minister, including during the treatments,” assured the elect of New Brunswick.