- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona congressional candidate Adam Kwasman says he has a form of slow-growing blood cancer that has presented no symptoms and hasn’t affected his campaign.

The 31-year-old Kwasman told The Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/1sEq4ko) that he learned he had cancer last year but didn’t tell the public because it hasn’t affected him.

The cancer is called chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Kwasman says it has presented no symptoms and will likely require no treatment for at least a decade.

Kwasman, a first-term legislator from Oro Valley, is running for the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.

He decided to disclose his illness two weeks before the Aug. 26 primary election - and as early voting is ongoing - because rumors had spread that he was sick.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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