Our best wishes to Tony and his family for a full and speedy recovery.
President Bush’s spokesman, Tony Snow, will be off the job for a while.
The White House announced Tuesday his cancer is back.
Snow beat colon cancer two years ago only to find out after surgery Monday it has spread to his liver.
Tuesday morning President Bush got a call from Tony Snow in the hospital saying the cancer he thought he’d beaten two years ago is back.
President Bush said, “My message to tony is: stay strong. A lot of people love you and care for you and will pray for you.”
Snow’s deputy, now Acting Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters that despite negative blood tests and pet scans the small growth removed yesterday was cancerous and it’s spread to his liver.
“He told me that he beat this thing before and he intends to beat it again,” said Perino.
Friday, after presidential candidate John Edwards announced his wife Elizabeth’s cancer had returned Snow was optimistic:
“Once you decide that you’re going to embrace life, you become a much better patient,” said Snow.
His treatment will likely include chemotherapy. Doctors say five-year survival rates for patients like Snow are about 40 percent.