Former Gov. Andrus recovering after cancer surgery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus says doctors removed part of his right lung earlier this month after finding a malignant tumor.

Andrus tells the Idaho Statesman ( in a story on Monday that doctors found no sign of any other cancer after the five-hour surgery on July 3 and there are no plans for chemotherapy or radiation.

The 83-year-old Andrus is Idaho's longest-serving governor, holding office from 1971 to 1977, and 1987 to 1995.

Andrus is recuperating at home and says he plans to go on his annual elk hunt in October.


Information from: Idaho Statesman,

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