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Cannon Leaves Daughter's Side for Washington

Cannon Leaves Daughter's Side for Washington

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon is back in Washington, D-C, after spending time with his daughter after her cancer returned.

Cannon went back last night. He wanted to be present for some key votes at the end of the session, which could wind up this week.

His chief of staff, Joe Hunter, says Cannon will stay in Washington through the weekend unless he's needed back home.

Cannon spent the last three weeks with his 25-year-old daughter, Rachel, who has a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

She was first diagnosed more than three years ago when doctors removed a malignant mass from her leg. She responded favorably to surgery and therapy.

But early last month, doctors told her that her tumor had returned and metastasized.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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