McCaskill announces she has breast cancer
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she has breast cancer.
The Democratic senator tweeted about the diagnosis on Monday.
I very recently learned that I have breast cancer… – https://t.co/VYOi5pohqP
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) February 22, 2016
McCaskill said in a blog post that the cancer was detected through a regular mammogram and she will be in St. Louis for the next three weeks receiving treatment. She said "it’s a little scary" but her prognosis is good and she expects a full recovery.
McCaskill said she will post on her website how she would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate while she is gone.