Reynolds Speaks Publicly For First Time About Her Husband’s Cancer Diagnosis

Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds says her husband’s lucky to be getting a breakthrough drug to treat his recently diagnosed lung cancer.

Reynolds issued a written statement last month, announcing that her husband had lung cancer. He went to the doctor because of back pain.

Wednesday was the first time the governor has talked publicly about the diagnosis. She grew emotional during a news conference as she thanked Iowans for their messages of support.

Reynolds says she and her husband are grateful and feel lucky to have the medical team at the John Stoddard Center Center in Des Moines and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who’ve been working on his case.

The type of lung cancer Kevin Reynolds has is not considered curable, but with treatment it can go into remission, according to the governor.