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State Rep. Gary Glenn's cancer no longer in remission

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A surprising turn in a local state representative's battle against cancer.

Gary Glenn, a second-term Republican from Bay County, was first diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in 2016.

The tumor had destroyed the L-5 vertebrae in Glenn's spinal column, breaking his back.

After radiation and hormone therapy, the cancer went into remission five weeks after its discovery.

Glenn said a bone scan on last week revealed two small tumors, one on his L-1 vertebrae and another on his hip bone.

"I'm publicly disclosing this development, first, because my constituents have a right to know, but more importantly to me, so that I can once again ask people I may never even meet to pray for me and my family. Throughout this challenge, my ultimate hope has been in the power of prayer and in the healing power of Jesus Christ. I continue to have faith that there's more work the Lord would have me do in the life of my family, community, and state, and I will act on that belief by continuing to faithfully fulfill my duties and responsibilities as both a legislator and candidate,” Glenn said in a statement.

He's now going to get new treatment to boost his immune system and remove the tumors.

Glenn said the battle won't interrupt his duties as state representative.

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