TUPELO, MS (WLOX) - Rep. Alan Nunnelee's cancer is no longer treatable, and he's resting at his home in Tupelo. That's the word Friday from a spokesman for the U.S. congressman.
Morgan Baldwin told the Daily Journal, "After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible. On Monday of this week, Alan came home and is resting comfortably with family. The family continues to ask for your prayers and requests privacy out of respect for Congressman Nunnelee."
The 56-year-old republican was re-elected in November to his third term in office representing Mississippi's 1st District, but shortly after returning to Washington at the end of the year, Nunnelee experienced a hematoma in his left leg. He was admitted to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo on Dec. 28.
Nunnelee had started rehab for speech and physical therapy when doctors discovered his cancer had returned.