Michael Noonan to continue in job after cancer treatment

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Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he had been told the risk of recurrence is low

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he will continue in his job after undergoing treatment for skin cancer.

Mr Noonan said he had a sarcoma removed from his right shoulder last Wednesday.

It followed five weeks of radiotherapy in March and April at St Luke's Hospital in Dublin.

He said: "My medical team believe the treatment has gone very well and are upbeat about the prognosis. There is no damage to my shoulder muscle."

The 71-year-old said the "risk of recurrence is low".

The minister said he had first noticed a lump on his right arm in February.

Mr Noonan was discharged from the Cappagh Hospital on Saturday.

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