Senate Majority Chief Kim Ward Undergoes Double Mastectomy – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward is at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital after undergoing a double mastectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment.

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She revealed the news Monday in a video on Twitter.

It’s go time ❤️

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— Senator Kim L. Ward (@SenatorKimWard) June 28, 2021

“I wanted to do a little clip to let you know everything’s going OK but how important it is to go get your screenings. My journey started last November with a mammogram. I’ve been very faithful in getting my mammograms every year. Last year was a little late because of COVID, but it wasn’t late enough to matter. Looking forward to having this over,” Ward said.

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The senator’s son, who is also in the video, also stressed the importance of regular breast cancer screenings as well.

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