Premier of Canada's British Columbia has throat cancer, expects full recovery

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B.C. NDP person John Horgan speaks astatine the party's provincial predetermination nighttime office pursuing a bulk authorities triumph successful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier/File Photo

OTTAWA, Nov 4 (Reuters) - John Horgan, premier of the Canadian state of British Columbia, connected Thursday said helium had pharynx crab and would commencement undergoing radiation attraction soon, adding that helium expected to marque a afloat recovery.

Horgan, who announced past week that helium would person exploratory country to woody with a lump successful his throat, said helium intended to enactment successful his occupation but would enactment virtually. He was operated connected for bladder crab successful 2008. work much

Horgan, 62, became premier successful 2017, starring a number left-leaning New Democrat authorities for much than 3 years earlier winning a bulk successful September 2020.

"The pathology confirmed that the maturation successful my pharynx was cancerous. My prognosis is bully and I expect to marque a afloat recovery," helium said successful a statement.

"In the adjacent mates of weeks I volition request to commencement radiation treatment, which volition reason toward the extremity of December."

British Columbia's system - the 4th largest among the 10 Canadian provinces - accounts for astir 13% of nationalist gross home product.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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