According to Fox News, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House Press Secretary of the Trump administration, just revealed that she is “cancer free” after a successful surgery.
The news came as a surprise to many as it was not known that Sanders, who is running to be the next governor of Arkansas, even had cancer.
On Friday, Sanders released a statement explaining the situation.
“During a check-up earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of concern in my neck and the test revealed that I had thyroid cancer,” Sanders wrote. “Today, I underwent a successful surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes, and, by the grace of God, I am now cancer free.”
“She’s now cancer free”
Sanders also released a statement from her doctor, John R. Sims. Sims provided more detail about the situation.
“Sarah is currently recovering from surgery in which we removed her thyroid gland and some of the surrounding lymph nodes in her neck,” Sims wrote. ” The surgery went extremely well, and I expect her to be back on her feet even within the next 24 hours.”
Sims explains that “this is a Stage I papillary thyroid carcinoma, which is the most common type of thyroid cancer and has an excellent prognosis.”
“While [Sanders] will need adjuvant treatment with radioactive iodine, as well as continued long-term follow-up, I think it’s fair to say she’s now cancer free, and I don’t anticipate any of this slowing her down,” the doctor concluded.
“I will never quit”
Sanders, in the remainder of her statement, thanked “the Arkansas doctors and nurses for their world-class care, as well as [her] family and friends for their love, prayers, and support.”
Sanders, though, said that she is looking “forward to returning to the campaign trail soon.”
“This experience has been a reminder that whatever battle you may be facing, don’t lose heart,” Sanders wrote. “As governor, I will never quit fighting for the people of our great state.”
The election for the Arkansas governorship is scheduled to take place on Nov. 8. Sanders is favored to win over Chris Jones, her Democrat opponent.