BC Premier John Horgan confirms cancer diagnosis after throat biopsy

Nov 4 2021, 6:18 pm

After undergoing a biopsy last week, Premier John Horgan says doctors have confirmed that the growth in his throat was cancerous.

“My prognosis is good and I expect to make a full recovery. In the next couple of weeks I will need to start radiation treatment, which will conclude toward the end of December,” says Horgan.

“During that time, I will continue to participate virtually in briefings, cabinet meetings, and other important meetings like the Council of the Federation. For in-person events, Minister Mike Farnworth and other cabinet ministers may attend in my place.”

Horgan once again thanked his doctors and his health care team.

“The surgery and biopsy that were done last week were successful and I am grateful to the amazing health-care team for all the support I’ve received.”

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