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1st District Congressman Jim Hagedorn has kidney removed in fight against cancer

U.S. 1st District Congressman Jim Hagedorn had a kidney and surrounding tissues removed Monday morning at Mayo Clinic as part of his fight against cancer.

The Congressman’s wife, Jennifer Carnahan, stated in a news release that the performing surgeon said the procedure was a success and that Hagedorn was resting comfortably.  

Hagedorn was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on Feb. 15, 2019, and has received care and immunotherapy at Mayo Clinic. Hagedorn stated in the release that the innovative treatments worked in degrading the cancer.

Hagedorn earned a second term in November when he defeated Democrat Dan Feehan in a rematch of their 2018 race in southern Minnesota.


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