Ex-Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reveals Cancer Treatment


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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, 40, daughter of former Arkansas gov. Mike Huckabee, has been raised in the political arena.

A native of Arkansas, she grew up in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, graduating from Little Rock Central High and Quachita Baptist University.

She currently lives in Little Rock with her husband, Bryan, their children Scarlett, Huck, and George, and their golden retriever, Traveler.

She now faces the run for governor of Arkansas in November.

Sanders is no stranger to the campaign trail; she was well-known in Arkansas politics before launching her governor’s bid going back to when she appeared in ads for her father’s campaigns.

She managed Sen, John Boozman’s 2010 election campaign and worked as an advisor to Sen. Tom Cotton’s in 2014.

Sanders joined the Trump White House in 2017 after working as a senior adviser to the Republican Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign.

She initially served as deputy press secretary under Sean Spicer and took over as the 31st White House Press Secretary in July 2017, making even more of a public name for herself.

She was the third woman, and the first mom, to serve in that position.

Sarah is married with three children.

Sander’s non-nonsense style was appreciated by those who want the bottom line.

During her nearly two-year tenure at the White House, she sparred with reporters and earned their respect working behind the scenes to develop relationships with members of the media.

She stayed in the role of White House Press Secretary for two years before stepping down in July 2019 and later went to work for Fox News as a contributor.

Upon her departure from the White House, former President Trump described Sarah as “irreplaceable” and a “warrior.”

Then-President Trump also called her a “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”

Previously, Sanders served in the Department of Education during former President George W. Bush’s administration, and was campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by [email protected]’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

She has been recognized in fortune and TIME Magazine “40 under 40.”

She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Speaking For Myself” and serves on the Fulbright board.

Moving forward, Sanders has now won the Arkansas gov GOP primary and is favored to defeat Democrat Chris Jones in the Nov. 8 election.

Sanders has run partly on national issues in the Arkansas race, promising to use the governor’s office to fight the current Democrat administration and the “radical left.”

A conservative state, Arkansas has not elected a Democratic governor since 2010.

But health issues have plagued Sanders during her rise.

Earlier this month, a biopsy revealed that Sanders had thyroid cancer.

She had to make fast decisions about her medical care.

So Sanders opted for the most sure-fire, statistically successful method of winning against the health setback.

Sanders revealed on Friday that she had undergone surgery in Arkansas to treat thyroid cancer, and gave a recap of her health.

“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,” the 40-year-old Sanders, the Republican candidate for governor of the state, said in a statement.

“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,” she added.

Dr. John Sims, a surgeon at CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock, said Sanders was treated for Stage I papillary thyroid carcinoma.

“Sarah is currently recovering from surgery in which we removed her thyroid gland and some of the surrounding lymph nodes in her neck,” he said in a statement.

“The surgery went extremely well, and I expect her to be back on her feet even within the next 24 hours.”

He added that her diagnosis is “the most common type of thyroid cancer and has an ‘excellent’ prognosis.”

“While she will need adjuvant treatment with radioactive iodine, as well as continued long-term follow-up, I think it’s fair to say she’s now cancer free, and I don’t anticipate any of this slowing her down,” Dr. Sims said.

Meanwhile, the mother of three vowed to get back on the campaign trail “soon.”

“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,” she said in her 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,” The NY Post reports Sanders stated.

The state’s current Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is leaving office in January due to term limits, said he and first lady Susan Hutchinson wished Sanders a “full and speedy recovery.”

Sanders exuded assurance that all is well with her, and she is ready to win in November.

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