Presidential spokesman Tony Snow’s surgery to remove a small growth showed that his cancer has returned and spread to his liver, the White House said Tuesday….
Snow, 51, had his entire colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. A small growth was discovered last year in his lower right pelvic area, and after months of monitoring, tests now show that it has grown slightly. It was removed Monday.
Doctors determined that it was cancerous, and found during the surgery, which was exploratory, that his cancer had metastasized, or spread, to his liver, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said….
It is unclear if or when Snow will return to his duties. Perino, the White House’s deputy press secretary, is leading the news briefings in his absence…. Snow and his wife, Jill, have three young children.
Our very best wishes to Mr. Snow and his family.