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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reveals She Fought Thyroid Cancer

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BREAKING NEWS: Ex White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reveals She Battling Thyroid Cancer and Had Surgery to Remove It: Second Trump-Era Official to Fight It After Jared Kushner

  • Arkansas Republican governor hopeful Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday she had undergone surgery for thyroid cancer
  • “During a checkup earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of ​​concern on my neck and the test showed I had thyroid cancer,” Sanders said.
  • Sanders said the surgery took place earlier that day and was a success ‘and by the grace of God I am now cancer free’
  • Sanders thanked her doctors and nurses and said she plans to return to the campaign trail ‘soon’
  • Sanders’ diagnosis comes after another Trump-era White House official, Jared Kushner, announced that he had battled thyroid cancer while in DC.

Republican Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday she had undergone surgery for thyroid cancer — but planned to continue in her run for governor.

“During a checkup earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy of a worrying area on my neck and the test showed I had thyroid cancer,” the former White House press secretary said in a statement. “Today I had a successful surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and by the grace of God I am now cancer free.”

Sanders thanked her doctors and nurses and said she plans to return to the campaign trail “soon.”

Arkansas Republican governor hopeful Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday she had undergone surgery for thyroid cancer — but planned to continue in her run for governor

Sanders’ diagnosis comes after Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and a former top White House adviser, revealed he battled thyroid cancer during the last administration.

Ivanka Trump’s 41-year-old husband wrote about his battle with cancer in… Breaking History, A White House Memoirwhich was released last month.

A Sanders doctor told the Associated Press he expected the hopeful governor to be back on his feet within 24 hours.

After the surgery, Dr. John R. Sims that the ex-White House spokeswoman will require adjuvant radioiodine treatment and long-term monitoring.

“I think it’s fair to say she’s cancer-free now, and I don’t expect this to slow her down,” Sims said.

Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who was a two-time Republican candidate for president.

She worked for her father’s presidential campaign before becoming a Trump campaign aide during his bid in 2016.

She became White House press secretary in July 2016, following the resignation of Sean Spicer.

Sanders held the position until July 2019.

She had always had higher political ambitions, and in January 2021 she announced that she would run for governor of Arkansas — the same position her father used to hold.

Sanders is in the mood against Democrat Chris Jones.

The state tends to flip between Republican and Democratic governors, though recent presidential cycles have been solid red.

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