Mayor Turner underwent radiation for bone cancer

Turner stated he went to the dentist for a root canal and later realized he had osteosarcoma, a sort of bone cancer that was in his jaw.

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed Wednesday he was recognized with bone cancer over the summer season.

During the mayor’s State of the City handle, Turner talked about he went via six weeks of radiation and 9 hours of surgical procedure for osteosarcoma, a sort of bone cancer that was in his jaw.

The mayor stated he did not discover out concerning the cancer till he went to the dentist for a root canal. He stated he was on the point of head to France for a commerce mission when his medical doctors known as him with some fairly unsettling information. 

“Doctors come and say ‘Ummm a little bit more than a root canal,'” Turner defined. 

He then stated the physician advised him they wanted to run some assessments so he went to get a biopsy earlier than leaving for France. The physician known as and stated, “You’re not going to make this trip.”

Per week later, Turner stated he was within the hospital for eight days and needed to bear surgical procedure for 9 hours. He defined the medical doctors needed to take a bone from his leg to place into his jaw to restructure it. 

“Went through radiation for six weeks, every single morning, Monday through Friday, 7:30; August 1 through September 12. Back at city council that day,” Turner stated.

He stated regardless of his diagnoses he continued to do what he wanted to do for the City of Houston.

“Let me tell you, I have been blessed. I have been blessed.”

It’s unknown if Turner is in remission or nonetheless battling bone cancer, however he was in good spirits throughout his speech on the State of the City handle.

Reporter Adam Bennett is following this story and may have extra on KHOU 11 News at 4 p.m. 

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