Update on Gov. Kay Ivey’s health

Governor Ivey makes history in Alabama's Gubernatorial Election

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/AP) — The following was released by the office of Gov. Kay Ivey:

The governor’s outpatient procedure today at UAB went well and as planned. She is back in Montgomery and looks forward to returning to her regular schedule next week.


Ivey says the treatment will not affect her ability to serve as governor. Her office says she will resume a regular schedule next week.

The 74-year-old Republican governor announced Thursday that a malignant spot had been found on her lung.

The governor says she can receive a series of radiation treatments. Ivey says the cancer was found early and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery.

Her office has not disclosed the specific cancer diagnosis or staging or the exact procedure that she underwent.

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