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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Governor to undergo surgery for removal of tumor

Murphy says prognosis is ‘very good’

By David Wildstein, February 22 2020 7:49 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy announces today that he has a tumor on his left kidney and will undergo a partial nephrectomy in early March to remove it.

“The prognosis is very good and I’m profoundly grateful to my doctors for detecting the tumor early,” Murphy said.

Mahen Gunaratna, the Governor’s communications director, said that Murphy’s doctor discovered a 3-centimeter wide tumor during a regular checkup.

“Over 50,000 New Jerseyans will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ this year, so I’m far from alone here,” Murphy said.  “It’s a situation that far too many families find themselves in. That’s why we’re fighting for them each and every day.”


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