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Posted by: Kate Prince on Nov 19, 2020

Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, today announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the Tennessean reports. Carter contracted COVID-19 before the legislature’s special session in August and was placed on oxygen in the intensive care unit at Chattanooga’s Erlanger hospital. After experiencing “lingering symptoms,” Carter visited Vanderbilt, where doctors told him they believe many of those symptoms have been the result of the cancer. "My doctors tell me I should be able to do everything I'd been doing before and I intend to continue serving in the legislature," Carter said in his statement. He has begun treatment at Vanderbilt.