White House Spokesman Has Surgery for Liver Metastasis

March 27, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Presidential spokesman Tony Snow, who was treated two years ago for colon cancer, had surgery yesterday for metastatic liver cancer, the White House announced today.

WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Presidential spokesman Tony Snow has had surgery for metastatic liver cancer, the White House announced today.

Snow, 51, who had surgery and chemotherapy in 2005 for colon cancer, announced last week that surgeons would remove a small growth discovered in his right pelvic area. At the time he cautioned against "jumping to conclusions."

The White House said the growth resected yesterday was a liver metastasis. The extent of the liver involvement was not made clear, nor was it clear whether the disease had recurred in the colon as well.

The White House said physicians were considering a range of treatment options.