KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s opposition leader, Dr. Peter Phillips was recently successfully treated for stage 3 colon cancer.
The initial health evaluation of Phillips, made weeks ago, resulted in “a diagnosis of stage 3 curable colon cancer.”
A statement by Phillips’ medical team revealed that the People’s National Party (PNP) president underwent “complete and successful surgical removal of the cancer on March 23 and is now recovering comfortably at home.”
President of the People's National Party, Dr Peter Phillips today updated the nation, on the state of his health. He assures all well-wishers that he is on the path to recovery and that he is here to get the job done. pic.twitter.com/9MwpEHrOdO
— PNP Jamaica (@JamaicaPNP) April 7, 2020
The medical team has also stated that Dr Phillips will be in need of further treatment over the next few months as he continues in his public duties.
While he is currently on leave as PNP President, he will continue to provide direction and guidance to the party, and will increase his level of public duties.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and many other politicians have congratulated Phillips on a successful surgery and wished him a speedy recovery.