LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who is running for governor in Arkansas, underwent surgery for thyroid cancer on Friday.
Sanders revealed she had undergone surgery after a biopsy earlier this month revealed she had thyroid cancer.
“Today I underwent successful surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes, and by the grace of God, I am now cancer-free,” Sanders said in a statement from her campaign. “I would like to thank the doctors and nurses in Arkansas for their first-class care and my family and friends for their love, prayers, and support.”
Sanders said she was looking forward to returning to the election campaign soon.
Sanders, who served as spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump until 2019, is up against Democratic candidate Chris Jones. She is the daughter of former Governor Mike Huckabee.
A doctor for Sanders said in a statement that he expected her to be back on her feet within the next 24 hours. Dr. John R. Sims said Sanders will need adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment and will continue a long follow-up period.