Elder Perry to undergo cancer treatment, Elder Scott hospitalized for intestinal bleeding

Posted at 9:12 AM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 11:12:47-04

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has confirmed 92-year-old Elder L. Tom Perry will undergo radiation treatment for thyroid cancer Friday.

The LDS Church also said 86-year-old Elder Richard G. Scott was hospitalized Thursday night for gastrointestinal bleeding.

Elder Scott is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

“Elder L. Tom Perry will begin radiation treatment this morning after being diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland. Elder Perry is the second most senior apostle in terms of length of service in the Quorum of the Twelve, and the oldest living apostle.
Elder Richard G. Scott, age 86, was hospitalized last evening due to gastrointestinal bleeding. The bleeding was brought under control and he is resting comfortably. Elder Scott has served in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October 1, 1988.
They are grateful for the prayers and kindnesses expressed on their behalf.”

Elder  Perry was hospitalized Wednesday after breathing difficulties.