According to Sanders spokesperson Judd Deere, Sarah was released from an Arkansas hospital cancer free after a successful surgery on Friday to remove her thyroid and nearby lymph nodes. “She will heal for the remainder of the time at home.”
Sanders, 40, intends to begin campaigning “soon,” according to Deere, though it was unclear exactly when she will do it.
A biopsy conducted earlier this month confirmed that Sanders has thyroid cancer, Sanders stated on Friday when announcing the surgery.
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.
Sims said Sanders will need adjuvant treatment with radioactive iodine and long-term continuing care.
Sanders, who served as former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman until 2019, is running against Democratic nominee Chris Jones. She is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Jones and his wife, Jerrilyn, on Friday issued a statement saying their family was thinking of Sanders and praying for her.
Sanders is heavily favored in the predominantly Republican state of Arkansas to win the office currently held by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is leaving office in January due to term limits.
She’s run primarily on national issues in the Arkansas race, promising to use the governor’s office to fight President Joe Biden and the “radical left.”