In a welcome dispatch from the good-news department, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced Wednesday that her six-month post-cancer exam results have come back clear.
“Good news to share: I got my results back from my first 6-month post-cancer exam & everything was clear,” Klobuchar tweeted. “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!” she added.
The 61-year-old Minnesota Democrat revealed in September that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year and had undergone treatment.
A biopsy prompted by an atypical mammogram in February showed Klobuchar had stage 1A breast cancer, for which she had a lumpectomy and a course of radiation treatment.
The senator and former presidential candidate has pushed for increased federal funding for breast cancer awareness, including efforts to educate young and high-risk women about breast cancer under the Young Women’s Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act.