Congressman Hagedorn Receives Good News in Kidney Cancer Fight

Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn has said he has received good news in his two year fight with kidney cancer.


Hagedorn, a Republican who was elected to Minnesota’s 1st District in 2016, had his kidney and surrounding cancerous tissue removed in late December at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.


Hagedorn said during a speech for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month on the House floor, “two months ago they removed my kidney and I’m grateful that just this week, my doctor said no cancer was detected at this time.”


Hagedorn revealed in early 2020 that he had been diagnosed with state 4 kidney cancer in February 2019.


Hagedorn encouraged others to continue seeing their doctor for cancer screenings.