Millett: Brain lesion may be multiple sclerosis

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says doctors have discovered a lesion in her brain that is a likely sign she has multiple sclerosis.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/LhD7VP) that Millett has so far missed this legislative session due to pain in her back. The lesion was discovered in an MRI during treatment.

The back pain is the result of a damaged disc that will require surgery after the session.

Millett says the possible multiple sclerosis diagnosis is troubling.

The 49-year-old Millett, a Republican, has represented Anchorage's lower Hillside since her election in 2008. She says she plans a day trip to Seattle for further tests to confirm the diagnosis.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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