Ooltewah Rep. Mike Carter diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after serious COVID-19 battle

Rep. Carter is a wonderful friend, an excellent legislator and all round great guy.  Please put him on your prayer list.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Nearly two months after his hospital stay for COVID-19Tennessee State Representative Mike Carter of Ooltewah is in the midst of another battle: pancreatic cancer.

Back in August, Rep. Carter spent more than a week in the hospital as he fought coronavirus, several days of it in ICU. He was released on August 26.

Carter said in a statement Thursday that since returning home, he has been dealing with lingering symptoms.

“However, a recent trip to Vanderbilt Hospital revealed that I have pancreatic cancer, and the doctors believe many of those symptoms were a result of the cancer,” says Carter.

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