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Minnesota’s Klobuchar says she had breast cancer; doing well

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks at a Mankato press conference with local leaders at the historic Blue Earth County Courthouse April 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has been treated for breast cancer and the treatment “went well.”

The 61-year-old tweeted Thursday that the cancer was found in February during a routine mammogram, and eventually, she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. She said she completed radiation treatment in May, and a checkup in August found she was doing well.

Klobuchar was first elected in 2006 and easily won reelection twice against little-known opponents. She ran for president in 2020 but eventually dropped out before the Democratic convention. She long cultivated an image as a Democrat willing to work across the aisle with Republicans, an effort the GOP and some progressives often dismissed as built on smaller issues.


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