Nunnelee continues treatment at outpatient center



Daily Journal

Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been moved to an outpatient center as he continues cancer treatment.

Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, was moved Friday from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. He will continue radiation and chemotherapy treatment as well as speech and mobility rehabilitation for the next several weeks.

“Alan has made significant progress in rehabilitation over the last several weeks because of his positive attitude, strong work ethic, and determination to get back to work,” said Dr. Dorianne Feldman, medical director of inpatient rehabilitation for Johns Hopkins.

Said Nunnelee, “Almost two months after surgery, I am happy to begin this next phase of recovery. I am thankful to have your encouragement and understanding as I get well.”

Nunnelee had a small intracranial mass removed from his brain June 9 and was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, for several weeks before being moved to Johns Hopkins in late June.

He is in his second term representing Mississippi’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations and House Budget Committees.

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  • willerz

    Glad to hear he is doing good, and being moved to outpatient. Hopefully he makes a full recovery. That being said, there is no way he can perform the duties of a Congressman. He needs to bow out of the race, and focus on his healing.