Sarah Huckabee Sanders Recovering From Thyroid Cancer Surgery

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Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she’s cancer-free after surgery to remove her thyroid and “surrounding lymph nodes.”


Sanders, who was a press secretary in the Trump administration, said that she will be “returning to the campaign trail soon” in a statement.

“During a check-up earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of concern in my beck and test revealed that I had thyroid cancer. 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,” Sanders said.

“I want to thank the Arkansas doctors and nurses for their world-class care, as well as my family and friends for their love, prayers, and support I look 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. As governor, I will never quit fighting for the people of our great state.”

Dr. John R. Sims also provided a statement assuring that “it’s fair to say she’s now cancer free” and that it won’t be “slowing her down.”


The 40-year-old Republican would be following in the steps of her father, Mike Huckabee, who served in the role from 1996 to 2007, if she is elected.

“Our family is grateful to God and good doctors in Little Rock for the outcome! Go @SarahHuckabee!” Huckabee tweeted.

Due to the state’s Republican leanings, Huckabee Sanders is likely to defeat her opponent, Democrat Chris Jones.


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