Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa says doctors believe he has pancreatic cancer

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      A long-time B.C. parliamentarian has posted a message on Facebook saying he's very sick in the hospital.

      Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP for Langley-Aldergrove, stated that he also needs people's prayers for a miracle.

      "The doctors believe I have pancreatic cancer," Warawa wrote. "I have procedures tomorrow morning and some additional tests over the next few days to see if cancer has spread to other organs.

      "If it is just in the pancreas, I will [have] surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy," he continued. "If cancer has spread to other organs, there isn't anything medically to do and life could be short."

      Warawa, 68, was first elected to Parliament in 2004 in the riding of Langley. Before that, he spent 15 years on Abbotsford city council.

      He's often spoke of his Christian faith over the years—and now is no exception.

      "We have our total trust in God," Warawa wrote on Facebook. "Yes there has been lots of tears, but the God who created us has healed me and saved my life before. Most important is I know God loves me and wants me to trust Him. I do!"

      Earlier this year, Warawa announced that he wouldn't be seeking reelection.

      His son Ryan is a long-time Vancouver political activist and ran for the Conservatives in Vancouver East in 2008. In 2017, he became president of the B.C. Conservatives.