The Weekly: Senator Amy Klobuchar shares her breast cancer story

Published on September 10, 2021

The Weekly

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After a routine screening in February, Senator Amy Klobuchar learned she had Stage 1A breast cancer.

THURSDAY, September 9, 2021 (The New York Times) — Senator Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that she had been diagnosed and treated this year for breast cancer, and that her doctors said in August that her treatment had been successful….

… “It’s easy to put off health screenings, just like I did,” she wrote. “But I hope my experience is a reminder for everyone of the value of routine health checkups, exams, and follow-through.”

[Image credit: Gage Skidmore]

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Foundation news

‘Back on the Books’ survey continues to raise awareness across the country as dozens of news sources help to spread this important message

Last week, Prevent Cancer Foundation released an August 2021 survey showing mixed results for long-term cancer prevention. With September being Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there’s an opportunity to place a spotlight on women’s health and increase cancer prevention and early detection.

Several news outlets across the country have shared the survey results, encouraging their audiences to get “back on the books”.

The survey was also referenced by many news sources reporting on Senator Amy Klobuchar’s powerful story about her breast cancer journey. Worries over the coronavirus pandemic have led many women to skip or delay routine cancer screenings, and Senator Klobuchar’s bravery is encouraging them to delay no longer.


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