Alabama governor completes radiation treatment for cancer

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FILE – In this March 4, 2019, file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a news conference in Beauregard, Ala. Ivey apologized after a 1967 college radio interview surfaced of her then-fiance Ben LaRavia describing her wearing “black paint all over her face” in a skit at a Baptist student organization. Her office released the audio after university officials discovered it while working to preserve old records. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who was diagnosed last month with a small spot of cancer on a lung, said Friday she has successfully finished outpatient radiation treatments.

Ivey’s office issued a statement saying she and her doctor expect a full recovery based on the early stage of cancer that was detected and the type of treatment it required.

The 74-year-old Republican announced last month that doctors had found a small, isolated spot of cancer in her lung. Ivey hasn’t disclosed her exact diagnosis or additional details about the illness.

Ivey’s statement said her longtime doctor discovered the cancer early during a routine exam.

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