Good news for Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
According to a report from AP News, former White House Press Secretary and current GOP gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been released from the hospital after successful surgery to treat thyroid cancer.
“Following successful surgery on Friday to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and in consultation with her physician, Sarah was discharged from an Arkansas hospital—cancer free,” said Sanders spokesperson Judd Deere. “She will spend the remaining portion of her recovery at home.”
From AP News:
Deere told The Associated Press that Sanders, 40, plans to resume campaigning “soon,” but it was not known precisely 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 CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock who is one of Sanders’ doctors, said Sanders’ cancer was a stage 1 papillary thyroid carcinoma, the most common type of thyroid cancer and said she has an “excellent” prognosis.
SHS shared the moment she left the hospital on Twitter.
On our way home from the hospital – cancer free. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the outpouring of love, prayers and support! pic.twitter.com/LRPtoF11ty
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 17, 2022
“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,” Sanders’ campaign wrote in a statement. “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.”