Georgia Voices: Speedy recovery wished for Bishop
by The Albany Herald
October 21, 2013 11:00 PM | 1602 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As October continues, the focus on cancer becomes more prominent.

While the month is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a successful campaign that has prompted women in America to take steps to ensure that if they have breast cancer it is caught early — it brings with it an awareness of cancer in general.

If you walk into a room of people, the odds are staggering that anyone you spoke to will have had his or her life affected by cancer, from a personal experience, a family member or a good friend.

We were reminded Friday that cancer is no respecter of persons with the announcement by U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Albany) that he is battling cancer in his throat and lymph node. ...

The congressman said he expects to only be away from his job for “a brief period” and indicated that he plans to run for re-election.

In making this announcement, Bishop may have an unexpected positive influence on those in his district and beyond. If someone reads his story, is moved to take action and it results in a case that is detected earlier than it would have been, that will be as much of a public service as any work done at the Capitol.

Our best wishes to Rep. Bishop for a speedy and full recovery.

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