Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson announced Thursday that he has cancer.

In an email sent to Anderson’s staff, he said that he is currently undergoing treatment.

“I have been diagnosed with cancer. I have great doctors and am undergoing treatment. I fully intend to beat this.

“Many people have asked how they can help me.  I would ask that you keep me and my family in your prayers and continue to do the great work that you're doing to make this the best D.A's office in these United States.”

Anderson is serving his first term as the county’s district attorney.