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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Vice President


For Immediate Release December 30, 1999
                     Statement by Dr. Robert Udelsman
                          Johns Hopkins Hospital

Tipper Gore's pathology results demonstrate a follicular adenoma of the thyroid gland. This is a benign process, and, therefore, Mrs. Gore does not have thyroid cancer. It is unlikely that Mrs. Gore will require thyroid hormone replacement, as she has a normal left thyroid lobe. We will follow her carefully to monitor her thyroid hormone levels. As of this morning, she is resting comfortably at home.