Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a release Thursday that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is gone.
Wyman, 55, was diagnosed with colon cancer in March, and began chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
She completed treatment last month, and recently underwent her eight-week post-radiation check-up. Her doctor found no evidence of the tumor.
“There will be follow-up tests to confirm that all cancer cells are dead, but this was the diagnosis we were hoping for,” Wyman said in the release.
“I am thankful for the wonderful team of doctors at Kaiser Permanente and Providence Radiant Care who worked so hard to create and execute a successful treatment plan. My family and I feel truly blessed to receive such a positive outcome.”
Wyman sent out a release in April, saying that people were asking her how to show support during her treatment. She started a ‘rock the socks’ movement, where she asked Washingtonians to sport their silliest socks and post to social media.
“I also want to thank everyone for all of the encouragement, support, prayers and love over the past several months,” Wyman said. “It all made a tremendous difference for me.”
Wyman, a Republican, was first elected in 2012 and won re-election in 2016. Prior to becoming secretary of state, she was the Thurston County auditor.