Statement from Senator Ed Mayne:
As you know, a number of legislators were ill during the session. Many were treated for pneumonia, and Senator Ed Mayne, also visited his doctor last week with pneumonia-like symptoms. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and a CT scan of his lungs.
While being treated for pneumonia, the CT scan picked up evidence of cancer in his right lung. The bad thing is that Ed has cancer; the good thing is that the cancer was detected early. Senator Mayne has undergone ten days of testing to determine diagnosis and now has started aggressive chemotherapy treatment.
With early detection and a great medical team in charge, Ed and his wife Karen feel the outlook is positive. They will appreciate your prayers of support. In talking with his Democratic nurse, she informed Ed that anybody who works or is involved in the health care industry who doesn’t support Democrats is crazy/uninformed. :o)
Recent experiences among persons of local and national notoriety have raised cancer awareness in 2007. Senator Mayne hopes his own experience will provide an incentive for everybody to monitor their health by having regular physical exams and cancer screenings, the keys to prevention and early detection.
Senator Ed Mayne
Senator Mayne has served in the Utah State Senate since 1995. We love Ed. For a warm, personal look at Ed and Karen Mayne, take a look at his website www.edmayne.com. Ed, our prayers are with you.
The Senate Democrats