State Senator James Seward says cancer has returned

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — State Senator James Seward is once again battling cancer. The Republican revealed the setback in a statement Wednesday morning, saying this is the same cancer he was first diagnosed with in 2016.

Seward will undergo a series of treatments over the next several weeks, but says his office will remain open.

Seward, who was elected to the State Senate in 1986, said, “I look forward to completion of my treatment protocol and returning shortly to serve the good people of the 51st Senatorial District as we anticipate the start of the new legislative session.”

Seward serves the 51st District, which covers all of Cortland County, and parts of Tompkins and Cayuga counties.

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