PA GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson announces prostate cancer diagnosis

December 7, 2023

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Glenn Thompson announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be undergoing treatment.

Thompson, 64, was hopeful in a statement about the diagnosis and said he would be continuing to work through treatment.

"Anyone who's worked with me knows I am a person of faith as well an eternal optimist, both of which will guide me as I undergo treatment," Thompson said in a statement. "I am grateful to my medical team, my family, everyone I work with and represent in Congress. My faith in God is strong and I will tackle this head on. I appreciate both prayers and privacy during this time."

Thompson entered the House in 2008 in the state's 5th District, but redistricting put him in the 15th District, where he is now, in 2015.

He has not said he plans to run in 2024.

Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) was the last House Republican to announce a cancer diagnosis. He, too, is working while undergoing treatment for his multiple myeloma.