Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces She Underwent Surgery for Thyroid Cancer: 'I Am Now Cancer Free'

Republican Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she had her thryroid and some lymph nodes extracted on Friday after learning earlier this month that she had thyroid cancer.

“During a check-up earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of concern in my neck and the test revealed that I had thyroid cancer,” Sanders said in a statement on Friday.

“Today, I underwent a successful surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and by the grace of God I am 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. I look forward to returning to the campaign trail soon.