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B.C. Premier Horgan completes cancer treatment

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 17 Jan, 2022 04:33 PM
  • B.C. Premier Horgan completes cancer treatment

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he is "less robust" but he's feeling better every day after completing 35 radiation sessions for throat cancer.

Horgan posted the update on Twitter, saying he is "so grateful" for the compassion and professionalism of the BC Cancer team and health workers across the province who are under incredible strain right now.

Horgan announced in November that a biopsy confirmed a growth in his throat was cancerous but doctors expected he would make a full recovery.

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth was appointed deputy premier ahead of the biopsy surgery.

Horgan's staff say he is expecting to return to the office in February but has been participating in virtual cabinet meetings, briefings and other events from home.

Horgan, who is 62, also underwent successful treatment for bladder cancer in his 40s.

"They had the phasers on stun and my treatment is complete," says Horgan, who is well known for being a fan of "Star Trek."

 

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