Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed she had thyroid cancer and is now “cancer-free.”
“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,” the former Trump White House press secretary said in a statement Friday.
“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 said.
Her doctor, John R. Sims, M.D., said she had Stage 1 cancer and has an “excellent prognosis.”
“The surgery went extremeley well, and I expect her to be back on her feet even within the next 24 hours,” Sims said.
Sanders said she will be returning to the campaign trail soon.
“I want to thank the Arkansas doctors and nurses for their world-class care, as well as family and friends for their love, prayers, and support,” Sanders said. “This experience has been a reminder that whatever battle you may be facing, don’t lose heart. As governor, I will never quit fighting for the people of our great state.”
Many supporters online expressed their prayers and well wishes for Sanders.