Gov. Gary Herbert recovering from skin cancer treatment

Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 11:40 a.m. MDT

Gov. Gary R. Herbert talks about a trade mission to California before he leaves at the Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 11, 2013. His office announced today that he is recovering from treatment for skin cancer.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert is recovering from treatment for skin cancer, his office said Thursday.

"The procedure went as planned and the governor's prognosis is for a compete recovery," spokesman Nate McDonald said in a statement.

The procedure was described as a minor, outpatient surgical treatment that followed a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer in the United States.

Herbert recently returned from a trade mission in England and had scheduled personal time off this week.

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