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Sheldon Adelson treated for cancer, his firm says

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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has lymphoma and plans to continue working through treatment, his firm, Las Vegas Sands Corp, said.

Adelson, the longtime Jewish and Republican mega donor, is dealing with side effects from medication he is taking for the treatment of the disease, the statement released on Thursday said, according to the Review Journal.

Adelson, a funder of the Taglit-Birthright program for Jews who pitched in heavily to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, has “side effects [that] have restricted his availability to travel or keep regular office hours,” the statement said. “They have not, however, prevented him from fulfilling his duties as chairman and CEO.”

When the treatment is over, Adelson, 85, will return to his regular schedule, it also said.