Gov Murphy has kidney tumor, possibly cancerous

Health alert at the New Jersey State House. Doctors recently discovered that Gov. Phil Murphy has a tumor on his left kidney — and odds are high that it could mean cancer for the state’s leader.

Murphy announced his diagnosis Feb. 23 on social media.


NBC News reports that according to an aide of the governor, the prognosis may be good, but the news likely is not.

His spokesman, Mahen Gunaratna, said the vast majority of such tumors are malignant. The growth meets the standards for the lowest kidney tumor classification of T1A, or smaller than 4 centimeters, he said.

… Home recovery could last a few weeks, he told

Doctors won’t know whether Murphy’s tumor is cancerous until after his surgery, Gunaratna told NBC News.

Murphy used his personal travails to spotlight what’s reality for many less fortunate people.