Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips diagnosed with colon cancer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has been diagnosed with stage 3 curable colon cancer.

The diagnosis was made Monday, according to a release from the People’s National Party which is headed by Phillips.

“Dr Phillips underwent complete and successful surgical removal of the cancer on March 23 and is now recovering comfortably at home,” said the statement by the PNP.

It added: “Pathological examination of the specimen as well as staging procedures have resulted in this curable/stage 3 diagnosis. Dr Phillips will need further preventative treatment in the form of chemotherapy over the next few months, as an outpatient, as he continues his public duties. Dr Phillips’ medical and surgical teams are optimistic of complete remission based on the worldwide experience of managing this stage.”

Phillips will remain on leave for the next two weeks.