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Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward Undergoes Double Mastectomy

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.

She revealed the news Monday in a video on Twitter.

"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.

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

Tuesday morning, Senator Ward posted another update, saying that the procedure was 'All done!'

She then thanked everyone for their kind messages and prayers.

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