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Governor's husband has colon cancer surgery

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The husband of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is recovering from surgery to remove cancer in his colon. The governor said in a statement Wednesday that Mike Gregoire was expected to make a full recovery after doctors were able to remove the cancerous part of the colon.

Gregoire said it has been a difficult time for the family. She said the finding serves as a scary but important reminder about the importance of cancer screening.

Mike Gregoire's cancer was discovered during a colonoscopy, and he showed no symptoms prior to that screening. Gregoire herself learned eight years ago that she had breast cancer and also made a full recovery.