LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (TBEN) – Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, a Republican running for governor in Arkansas, was released from a hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer.
“Following successful surgery on Friday to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and in consultation with her doctor, Sarah was discharged from an Arkansas hospital free of cancer,” said Sanders spokesperson Judd Deere. “She will spend the remainder of her recovery at home.”
Deere told The The Bharat Express News that Sanders, 40, plans to resume the campaign “soon”, but it was not known exactly when she would return.
Sanders said Friday when announcing the surgery that a biopsy earlier this month revealed she had thyroid cancer.
dr. John R. Sims, a surgeon at the CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock and one of Sanders’ doctors, said Sanders’ cancer was stage 1 papillary thyroid carcinoma, the most common form of thyroid cancer, and said it had an “excellent prognosis.
Sims said Sanders will require adjuvant radioiodine treatment and long-term care.
Sanders, who was the spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump until 2019, is up against Democratic candidate Chris Jones. She is the daughter of former Governor Mike Huckabee.
Jones and his wife Jerrilyn released a statement Friday saying their family is thinking of Sanders and praying for her.
Sanders is highly favored in the predominantly Republican state of Arkansas to win the office currently held by Republican government Asa Hutchinson, who will leave office in January due to term restrictions.
She is primarily concerned with national issues in the Arkansas race, promising to use the governor’s office to fight President Joe Biden and the “radical left.”