Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon diagnosed with cancer

Margaret Barrett-Simon

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon has announced she is living with cancer.

The Ward 7 councilwoman said she has been diagnosed with Stage 1 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

She posted the announcement on her Facebook page.

Barrett-Simon said the condition is treatable and she expects to be cleared to go back to work next week.

Read the full statement below

I wanted to let all of my constituents know that I deeply appreciate all of your support during my recent medical issues. For those of you who do not know: I have been struggling with several serious medical conditions since early fall, including several operations and a recent diagnosis of Stage 1 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. This condition is treatable and my prognosis is excellent; I expect to be cleared to go back to work by early next week.

I want to assure all of you that I remain engaged and informed on all of the issues that the Council faces, and I am involved in the debates that accompany these issues. I have also teleconferenced my vote many times. I promise to continue to represent the interests of Ward 7 residents to the very best of my ability.



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