Republican Sarah Sanders says she is "cancer-free" after undergoing thyroid surgery

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks before former President Donald Trump at an America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Washington Marriott Marquis, July 26, 2022.

Donald Trump's former press secretary, and current candidate for governor of Arkansas, announced that she came out well from the operation in which she had her thyroid and nodes removed.

Sarah Sanders, former White House press secretary during the Donald Trump administration and current candidate for governor of Arkansas, underwent surgery Friday for thyroid cancer.

Sanders announced she underwent the surgery after a biopsy, done earlier this month, revealed she had thyroid cancer.

"Today I underwent successful surgery to remove my thyroid and the lymph nodes around it and, by the grace of God, I am now cancer-free," Sanders said in a statement released by her campaign team.

"I want to thank the doctors and nurses in Arkansas for their world-class care, as well as my family and friends for their love, prayers and support," he added and indicated he hoped to return to the campaign trail soon.

Sanders, who served as speaker until 2019 and is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, faces Democratic candidate Chris Jones.

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John R. Sims, Sanders' doctor, said in a statement that he expected him to recover within 24 hours. He added that he will need adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment and prolonged, ongoing follow-up.

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