Rep. Brad Hill was interviewed by the hosts of OMF on WEEI as part of the 2018 Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and shared his experience battling multiple myeloma.
Representative Brad Hill, 51, multiple myeloma, Ipswich 8-21-18
Massachusetts Representative Brad Hill was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008 during the election.
During an otherwise routine physical, his doctor ordered some blood tests that led to the initial diagnosis.
Representative Hill came to Dana-Farber for his care and his treatment has included participation in a clinical trial that mixed biological therapy, a stem cell transplant, and high-dose chemotherapy. He cites maintaining a positive attitude as key to his treatment.
Since 1999, Representative Hill has served as the representative for the Fourth Essex District, which covers Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rowley, Topsfield, and Wenham. He also is the assistant minority leader in the House.
Representative Hill has been a patient of Dr. Paul Richardson for the past 10 years.