Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced back in September that she had been treated for breast cancer and that she has a positive prognosis.
Klobuchar said at the time that she had been diagnosed earlier this year and underwent treatment in February, which she said: “went well.”
Now, Klobuchar has revealed this week that her recent medical exam results show she is cancer-free.
Klobuchar tweeted, “Good news to share: I got my results back from my first 6-month post-cancer exam & everything was clear. I’m so grateful to be healthy and thankful for my family, friends, and the incredible doctors and nurses who have helped me,” she said, telling followers to “schedule that mammogram today!”
Good news to share: I got my results back from my first 6-month post-cancer exam & everything was clear. I’m so grateful to be healthy and thankful for my family, friends, and the incredible doctors and nurses who have helped me.
And don’t forget– schedule that mammogram today!
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) November 17, 2021
In September, Klobuchar published a Medium post explaining that, in February, doctors “found small white spots called calcifications during a routine mammogram.”
“In February of this year, doctors at Mayo Clinic found small white spots called calcifications during a routine mammogram. After this was discovered, I had a biopsy at Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis, and then learned that I had Stage 1A breast cancer,” Klobuchar said in a statement.
“After a number of other tests, I returned to Mayo and had a lumpectomy on the right breast which involved the removal of the cancer. In May, I completed a course of radiation treatment, and after additional follow-up visits, it was determined in August that the treatment went well,” she added.
Klobuchar went on to warn Americans against “delaying physicals and routine examinations” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“I know that because I delayed mine,” she admitted, adding that “more than one in three adults reported delaying or forgoing health care because of coronavirus-related concerns.”
“Studies have found that thousands of people who missed their mammogram due to the pandemic may be living with undetected breast cancer. Over and over, doctors are seeing patients who are being treated for more serious conditions that could have been caught earlier,” she said.
“There is rarely a good time to go in for a mammogram or routine health screening. So many Americans are still juggling their children on their laps and their laptops on their desks. They are constantly balancing their families, their jobs, and their health. It’s easy to put off health screenings, just like I did,” noted the Democrat.
This is an excerpt from Conservative Brief.
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