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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Says Treatment Was Successful

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Thursday revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year but says it was treated successfully. Klobuchar, 61, said in a blog post that doctors at the Mayo Clinic found small white spots during a routine mammogram and a subsequent biopsy at the Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis showed she had Stage 1A breast cancer. Klobuchar underwent a lumpectomy on her right breast at Mayo. Later, she completed a course of radiation treatment. “Of course this has been scary at times, since cancer is the word all of us fear, but at this point my doctors believe that my chances of developing cancer again are no greater than the average person,” the third-term senator wrote. She thanked her doctors and nurses for their work and her family and friends for their support. Klobuchar called attention to how many people have been delaying routine examinations …

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