Preston prepares for cancer surgery next week

By Conor Mooney
By Anna Norris

Preston prepares for cancer surgery next week

May 8, 2014 Updated May 8, 2014 at 3:46 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Executive Debbie Preston prepares to go to New York City for surgery on Monday.

On April 24, Preston announced she had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

In a written statement Thursday afternoon, the republican said she will be traveling to the city on Sunday for Monday's procedure.

The surgery will be at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where doctors plan to remove the upper left lobe of her lung.

Preston said she'll spend much of next week at the hospital and she plans on using Skype and other technologies to lead meetings and discussions.