Liberal MP Arnold Chan faces cancer for second time in two years
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Dominic LeBlanc, right, escort Liberal MP Arnold Chan in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 15, 2014. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:59PM EDT
OTTAWA -- Toronto Liberal MP Arnold Chan is fighting a second battle with cancer.
The MP for Scarborough-Agincourt says a recent routine check-up revealed that his cancer has returned.
The 49-year-old says on his website that he is confident he will beat this challenge and intends to maintain a modified work schedule while undergoing treatment.
Shortly after winning his seat in a 2014 byelection, Chan was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer that was centred in his sinuses and the lymph nodes in his shoulder.
He endured six months of radiation and chemotherapy but felt healthy enough to run for re-election in last fall's marathon federal campaign.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted about the announcement on Tuesday, writing "You'll have the support of our whole team behind you ... Get well soon."
Arnold - you'll have the support of our whole team behind you. Toute notre équipe vous soutient. Get well soon. https://t.co/2E43jgBiim— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 23, 2016