Conservative MP Chuck Strahl revealed today that he’s fighting pleural mesotheli,oma, a cancer that affects the exterior lining of the lung. MP Strahl attributes it to his work as a logger twenty-five years ago and his exposure to asbestos during that time. This cancer is relatively rare as it affects only about 200 patients in Canada per year.
Let’s pray for Chuck and hope that he recovers soon. Hopefully his voice will return to the Commons soon.
This would also be a good time to remind to men and women over 40 to get a physical checkup on a yearly basis (why not call now?). Early detection is the best thing that a person can do to fight cancer.