Sarah Huckabee Sanders Treated For Thyroid Cancer

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a Republican running for governor of Arkansas, revealed that her thyroid cancer surgery on Friday was successful.

Sanders, 42, said in a statement that the cancer was found during a checkup this month.

"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."

Her surgeon, John R. Sims, also released a statement, stating that the procedure "went extremely well."

Sanders tweeted a photo of her and her husband in a car on Saturday, indicating that they were leaving the hospital.

Stage I papillary thyroid cancer was discovered in Sanders.

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Sanders said, “This experience has been a reminder that whatever battles you may be facing, don’t lose heart."