Secretary of State Kim Wyman to undergo cancer treatment

Mar 27, 2017
Courtesy of: Secretary of State's office Kim Wyman

The office of Washington Secretary Kim Wyman release the following information on Monday, March 27:

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has a very optimistic prognosis after receiving a colon cancer diagnosis recently. She will be undergoing treatment over the next several weeks.

“As anyone who has gone through this situation knows, my family and I are experiencing all of the emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, however I remain committed to my role as Secretary of State and will be able to continue performing my official duties during my treatment and recovery periods,” said Wyman, 54.

“My doctors have told me this type of cancer is not only treatable – but curable – and I expect to make a full recovery after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for several weeks.

“As has been standard practice in this office, Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations when I am out of the office for treatment. When appropriate, Deputy Secretary Greg Lane may represent the office on my behalf.

“I am very positive about my plan of treatment and my prognosis, and will provide periodic updates from time to time.”

Secretary Wyman has asked for privacy during this time, and any inquiries about her progress may be directed through her executive staff.

Here is the full statement from Secretary Wyman:

“I wanted to share with you my recent health news: I’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be undergoing treatment over the next several weeks. While this news is upsetting, my doctors have told me this type of cancer is not only treatable, but curable. I expect to make a full recovery after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

“As you may imagine, my family and I are experiencing all of the emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, however I remain committed to my role as Secretary of State and will be fully able to continue performing my official duties during my treatment and recovery periods.

“I remain very positive about my plan of treatment and prognosis. Wyman’s Wire will include periodic updates.

“Thank you for your support and please keep my family and me in your thoughts and prayers.”

 

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