From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will receive treatment for a malignancy discovered on her lung.
Ivey said Thursday that the cancer is treatable and will not prevent her from serving as governor. The 74-year-old Republican says the spot was discovered in a routine exam and called it a tiny, isolated malignancy. Ivey said she will have an outpatient procedure at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then will have radiation treatments.
“The good news is I am one of the fortunate ones where this was discovered early, and it is very treatable,” Ivey said in a statement.
“Naturally, I welcome your prayers and your support. Just as so many others who have been affected by cancer, I am confident of God’s plan and purpose for my life and feel extremely fortunate this was caught so early.”