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First Lady Deal reports on health status and prognosis

Encourages women to schedule annual mammograms

January 29, 2018

First Lady Sandra Deal today announced that she underwent successful surgery to remove a tumor that was detected during her annual mammogram. As a precautionary measure, Mrs. Deal will begin chemotherapy treatments in the coming weeks to ensure complete remission.

“During an annual mammogram, I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer,” said Mrs. Deal. “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.”

Information about mammograms and breast cancer prevention is available on the Georgia Department of Public Health website.