Peter Phillips being treated for stage 3 colon cancer

April 07, 2020
Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips

The People’s National Party is reporting that Dr Peter Phillips is receiving treatment for stage three colon cancer.

The party says health evaluations completed Monday afternoon by  UHWI Professor, Hon. Terrence Forrester, O.J., and Consultant Surgeon, Dr. Mark Newnham, have resulted in a diagnosis of stage 3 curable colon cancer.

Phillips underwent complete and successful surgical removal of the cancer on March 23 and is now said to be recovering comfortably at home.

The release stated that Phillips will need further preventative treatment in the form of chemotherapy over the next few months, as an outpatient, as he continues his public duties.

It added that his medical and surgical teams are optimistic of complete remission based on the worldwide experience of managing this stage.

The Leader of the Opposition will remain on leave for the next two weeks.

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