Sen. Klobuchar's breast cancer story highlights need for regular screenings

[WCCO-TV & KSTP-TV, September 10, 2021] U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has revealed she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer earlier this year. She said doctors detected the cancer during a routine mammogram in February. The senator said she had the cancer removed.

Klobuchar said her cancer was stage 1A, meaning it had not spread beyond the breast. She said she felt fortunate to have caught it early because she had delayed her mammogram because of the pandemic. She urged Americans not to delay health screenings.


Allina Health surgical oncologist, Dr. Natasha Rueth, medical director of the Allina Health Cancer Institute, talked with WCCO TV News about the importance of regular screenings for breast cancer and other types of commons cancers.

KSTP TV News also reported on this story.

Posted on September 10, 2021 in breast cancercancerVirginia Piper Cancer Institute

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