Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that she had successful surgery for thyroid cancer and expects to be back on the campaign trail soon.
According to a statement by Sanders, she had the surgery to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and is now cancer free.
“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,” she also said. “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.”
According to Sanders’ doctor, she should be back on her feet within the next 24 hours.
“While she 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,” Dr. John R. Sims said in a statement that Sanders tweeted.