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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for lung cancer

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that they will receive treatment for a malignant spot on her lungs.

The 74-year-old Republican Governor said the spot was discovered in a routine examination and was later to be confirmed, what you as a small, isolated malignancy.

FILE – In this 4. March 2019, file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a press conference in Beauregard, Ala.
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Ivey said she will travel on Friday for an outpatient procedure at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and then, under radiation drag.

“The good news is, I’m one of the lucky ones where this was discovered early, and it is very treatable,” Ivey said in a statement.

“Of course, I welcome your prayers and your support. So, like so many people affected by cancer, I’m confident that God’s plan and purpose for my life and feel extremely lucky this was caught so early.”

The Governor said it will not interfere with your ability to serve as Governor and “do the job you elected me to do.”

The Governor announced the diagnosis in a statement released by her press office. She said she made the announcement, because “I shoot straight with you.”

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Dr. William P. Saliski Jr. with Montgomery pulmonary consultants said Ivey was called to check on him, which resulted in an abnormal spot on her lungs, and a biopsy of an isolated malignancy.

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“After consultation with our cancer team and the examination of all the options available, Governor Ivey determined that the minimum radiation treatments to your preference. Governor Phil Ivey has the rate for the least invasive treatment, which has an excellent healing. I suppose that you wrote a full recovery,” Saliski in a statement, the Ivey’s office.

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