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Fiona Phillips oral tumour surgery

June 5, 2024 5:43 am in by

Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips has revealed she faces a major health battle after she was admitted to hospital in Sydney for surgery to remove a large oral tumour.

In a social media statement Ms Phillips said, “Following the surgery I will be taking an extended period of time over the coming weeks to fully recover at home.

“At this stage I do not know whether the tumour is benign or something more sinister, although tests over recent months have been as good as they can be.”

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She said, “As always, my excellent Gilmore Electorate Office team will continue to be able to help with any federal matters.

“I thank my health practitioners for their expertise, dedication and support.”

Ms Phillips also added, “It’s also a timely reminder to make sure that you look after your own health. Don’t delay, do that regular health check. If you’re concerned about your health, see your health practitioner, it could just help save your life.

“I take reassurance from feeling healthy and positive, and having a very supportive loving family.

“Please do one thing for me today and every day, hug your loved ones, support our most vulnerable; reach out and make sure they are okay.

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“I’m looking forward to being back out and about across our beautiful region, in the communities I adore, as soon as I can.”

Ms Phillips concluded “I provide this information in all honesty and good faith. Thank you for your understanding.”

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