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Andrus recovering after lung cancer surgery

Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus is recovering after lung cancer surgery, Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports; that’s why Andrus missed former Gov. John Evans’ funeral on Friday. Andrus told Popkey it “troubled me a great deal” to miss the funeral, but he told Evans’ family and current Gov. Butch Otter, “Hey, I’m flat on my back – I can’t move.” Andrus, 82, said a cancerous tumor was successfully removed from his lung and the doctors tell him he won’t require further treatment. He was hospitalized for five days, and expecting to be able to return to regular activities in six to eight weeks. “I had – past tense – lung cancer,” Andrus told Popkey. “They couldn’t find evidence of malignancy anyplace else in my beautifully shaped, youthful body. Well, I guess that was my phrase.” Popkey’s full report is online here.




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