Mayor Kevin Davis is now resting comfortably after undergoing laparoscopic surgery on Tuesday afternoon. The surgery removed his right kidney.
A statement released from The City of Brantford says Davis will remain in hospital for three days, followed by a three to six week recovery period at home. At this time, he is not expected to undergo any further treatment.
Davis announced his diagnosis of stage 1 renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer, at the annual Kidney Walk this past September 22nd. He said the cancer was first detected in an MRI done in early July. Due to the detection of the cancer during a visit to doctors for an unrelated lower back issue, the Mayor has stressed the importance of early detection.
During Davis’ recovery, Mayor Designate, John Utley will assume the necessary duties in the mayor’s office.
Davis and his family have expressed a great deal of gratitude for the good wishes and support provide to him from the community during this time.