Canada Cabinet minister Lori Sigurdson out of hospital, given good prognosis

22:56  09 july  2018
22:56  09 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Alberta cabinet minister Lori Sigurdson is taking a medical leave after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Lori Sigurdson , the minister for seniors and housing, announced Monday that she had received a cancer diagnosis.

a group of people posing for a photo: Seniors and Housing Minister Lori Sigurdson posted this photo on Facebook Monday with an update on her medical condition. © Facebook Seniors and Housing Minister Lori Sigurdson posted this photo on Facebook Monday with an update on her medical condition.

Seniors and Housing Minister Lori Sigurdson, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, says she is out of hospital and expects to return to work in the coming months.  

"I am happy to share I am now an outpatient and thrilled to be home," Sigurdson posted on Facebook and Twitter on Monday.

"Thanks to the excellent health care I've received I am getting stronger every day, although my treatments will still continue.

"According to my specialist, my prognosis is excellent. I am planning to be out and about in my community soon and back at work in the coming months."

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Lori Dawn Sigurdson (born January 31, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview.

EDMONTON— Lori Sigurdson , the NDP minister for seniors and housing, will be taking leave from her duties after being diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia. The Edmonton-Riverview MLA said in a statement on Monday she is beginning treatment at the University of Alberta Hospital .

Premier Rachel Notley and other members of cabinet offered support to Sigurdson.

"You are such a fighter Lori and this is fantastic news," Notley tweeted. "Take care of yourself. We can't wait to see you back."

Sigurdson, the NDP MLA for Edmonton-Riverview, announced on May 14 she was taking medical leave after she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir took over Sigurdson's cabinet portfolios while she was gone.

Sigurdson is one of two NDP MLAs receiving treatment for cancer. 

Erin Babcock, MLA for Stony Plain, is battling uterine cancer. 

Babcock intends to continue working while receiving treatment at the Cross Cancer Institute.

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