From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Friday that she has completed radiation treatment for a cancerous spot on her lung.
She expects to make a full recovery.
“In a continued commitment to being fully transparent, I am happy to report that I have completed my radiation treatments,” Ivey said in a press release. “My doctor and I believe that based on the early stage it was discovered and the type of treatment it required, I expect to make a full recovery.”
Ivey’s office issued a statement saying she and her doctor expect a full recovery based on the early stage of cancer that was detected and the type of treatment it required.
“I also want to encourage the people of Alabama to have regular checkups with their doctor,” Ivet said. “Certainly, I remain very grateful this was detected so early.”
The 74-year-old Republican announced three weeks ago that doctors had found a small, isolated spot of cancer in her lung. Ivey hasn’t disclosed her exact diagnosis or additional details about the illness.
“I am constantly reminded that I have so much for which to be thankful; God has been incredibly gracious to me,” Ivey said. “My blessings in life absolutely include serving the good people of Alabama. Your constant prayers and support enable me to continue leading our great state into a promising future.”