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For months, almost no one knew Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had cancer

Turner, 68, revealed earlier this month that he underwent treatment for bone cancer in June. He is “cancer-free” as of last week, the mayor told The Texas Tribune during his first interview about his health.

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner describes his bout with cancer in an interview at City Hall in Houston on Nov. 15, 2022. Turner revealed he had had cancer during the summer of 2022 at the State of the City address on Nov 2, 2022.

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