06.04.135:52 PM ET

Congresswoman Fights Lung Cancer

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy remains committed to job.

"I am a fighter." Rep. Carolyn McCarthy made this strong declaration about her recent lung-cancer diagnosis. McCarthy, a Democrat from New York's Fourth Congressional District, said she has a treatable form of cancer and will continue to try to improve Long Island schools, public health, and the economy. McCarthy has spent her eight terms in office focusing on gun control, public health, safety, and education. “I am committed to beating this last challenge in my life,” she said.