Amy Klobuchar reports that she underwent breast cancer therapy and is doing well.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar disclosed Thursday that she has undergone breast cancer therapy and that it "went well."
The Minnesota Democrat tweeted that the cancer was discovered during a regular mammography in February and that she eventually underwent a lumpectomy to remove it. She stated that she completed radiation treatment in May and that an August checkup revealed that she was doing well.
Klobuchar, 61, is only a few months into her third term. She was elected for the first time in 2006 and comfortably won re-election twice against unknown opponents.
Klobuchar ran for President in 2020 but withdrew prior to the Democratic National Convention. She has long crafted a reputation as a Democrat eager to work across the aisle with Republicans, an endeavor sometimes criticized by the GOP and some progressives as focusing on little topics.
She most recently chaired the congressional committee investigating the Capitol rebellion on Jan. 6.