Gov. Ivey makes statement following completion of radiation treatment

Gov. Ivey makes statement following completion of radiation treatment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement after the completion of her radiation treatment on Friday.

In September, Ivey announced she had been diagnosed with cancer.

Ivey issued the following statement:

“Three weeks ago, I announced that during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a tiny, isolated malignancy on my lung. The day after I shared this news, I went in for an outpatient procedure, which allowed me to begin a series of specialized radiation treatments.

In a continued commitment to being fully transparent, I am happy to report that I have completed my radiation treatments. 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.

I also want to encourage the people of Alabama to have regular checkups with their doctor. Certainly, I remain very grateful this was detected so early.

I am constantly reminded that I have so much for which to be thankful; God has been incredibly gracious to me. 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.

Together, we will build a better Alabama. May God continue to bless each of you and this great state we call home."

Ivey was sworn in to office in 2017 following the resignation of Robert Bentley. She was elected to a full term in November 2018.

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