Six months after being diagnosed and treated for early-stage breast cancer, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says she has had a cancer test and it has been shown that she still does not have cancer.
In September, Klobuchar revealed that she was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer earlier this year and continued her work in the US Senate while she was undergoing treatment. She announced that she did not get cancer on her Twitter account on Wednesday.
“The good news is, I got the results of my first 6 months post-cancer screening and everything was clear,” she said in a tweet. “I am so grateful to be healthy and grateful to my family, friends and the incredible doctors and nurses who helped me.”
In a September statement, Klobuchar said she discovered she had stage 1A breast cancer after a routine mammogram in February. She underwent a lumpectomy at the Mayo Clinic and received radiation therapy, which ended in May. Follow-up tests in August showed that she did not have cancer.
Klobuchar, who was seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, introduced legislation in October aimed at encouraging preventive health care.
She says her experience with cancer made the issue personal as she postponed testing as she dealt with the demands of her job, the pandemic, and her late father’s deteriorating health.