LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has announced in a blog post that he has been diagnosed with cancer in his pelvic area.

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Los Angeles Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Rosendahl, 67, who represents the city’s 11th District, wrote in a blog post Wednesday that the nagging back pain that has kept him from City Hall the past week was due to cancer in his pelvic area that is pinching some of his nerves

“My doctors feel there is abundant reason for optimism. The cancer is slow-moving, has not spread to any vital organs, and does not affect my digestive system,” Rosendahl wrote. Rosendahl, who also discloses that he is diabetic, says he has been given doctor’s clearance to eat anything he wants to keep up his strength.

Rosendahl says he plans to beat the cancer and return to work soon. The councilman says he also plans to seek, win, and complete a third term on the City Council.

The city councilman made headlines just a day prior after disclosing to the Los Angeles Times that he has had a medical marijuana prescription for more than a decade, to deal with a condition called neuropathy, a nerve disorder that can make his feet “red hot with pain.”


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