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Former congressman running out of options for cancer treatment

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Fort Wayne, Ind. (WOWO) – Doctors have stopped giving former congressman Mark Souder chemotherapy as a treatment for his pancreatic cancer.

According to a social media post, Souder claims that chemotherapy and surgery are no longer options for his cancer treatment.

The post came after a PET scan he had on Tuesday which showed that his cancer has grown and not reduced in size, according to our partners in news at ABC 21.

Souder said he has been blessed with more time than doctors had predicted. He also mentioned that he is hopeful, as a new treatment is being considered that may extend his time even further. Souder added that this “cutting edge” treatment is not a cure.

Former U.S. Representative Mark Souder thanked all of his supporters. He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1995 through 2010. Souder has also published a book on the history of television in Fort Wayne.

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1 comment

brettt June 6, 2022 at 10:16 am

During a time of my rebellious skepticism and disbelief in our government, I would say that listening to Mark helped reel me back in. I’ve only met him once, in Decatur during one of his many visits, but he inspired me to know that we do have Representatives that really DO care about what we think.

He will forever go on my Top Favourite Representatives list.
I know a lot of people were disappointed with some of his choices, and i am not suggesting i wasn’t, but all-in-all i believe his representation was genuine to his beliefs, and real to the ones that came to hear.

Seems that the more Senators and Representatives get comfortable in our states & nations capitol, the more corruption can take hold. I feel that all elected officials need to be held to Limitations, to help eliminate some of the corruption, and to allow for them to reconnect with their constituents.

I would think that everyone should be held to limitations twice their term.
Federal level, State level, County.. Our officials need to take some time off every so often, to allow someone else a chance to shine/flop.
We need to end this “career” mentality. They need to start working for the ones that elected them.

…wait, where was i going with this? …not this direction.

Mr. Souder, may the Lord Bless you and Keep you; may He grant you the strength, and time, to continue His work; may these treatments help you, as well as others to come, until it’s time to go Home.


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