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GA First Lady diagnosed with breast cancer

First Lady Sandra Deal (Source: Office of the Governor's website) First Lady Sandra Deal (Source: Office of the Governor's website)
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, announced a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis Monday.

Deal said a tumor was detected during an annual mammogram.

That tumor was successfully removed with surgery, but she will begin chemotherapy treatments in the coming weeks to ensure remission.

Since I caught it in its early stages, I am confident that the chemotherapy will yield successful results. In light of this, I encourage all women to be proactive about their health and see a medical professional for an annual mammogram. Nathan and I appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time, and I look forward to continuing to read to students across the state.  - Sandra Deal

The Governor's Office shared this information from the Georgia Department of Public Health about cancer treatment and prevention.

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