Skip to comments.Ann Romney Diagnosed with Early-Stage Cancer
Posted on 12/05/2008 10:44:18 AM PST by rabscuttle385
Ann Romney, the wife of former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, announced today that she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy to remove the affected tissue.
In a statement, Romney said a lump was discovered last week during her annual mammogram at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She described the discovery as "technically not cancer but rather pre-cancer, as it has not become invasive." Doctors performed the lumpectomy today as an outpatient procedure.
"Mitt and I feel fortunate to have caught this so early," she wrote. "And, it reminds us how important it is for women to have regular mammograms. As in all cases of cancer, early detection is critical. Many families are facing medical hardships -- our hearts go out to all of you and also our wishes for healing holidays."
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was a leading contender to be the Republican presidential nominee, but lost that battle to Arizona Sen. John McCain.
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Many prayers for Ann and the Romneys.
My wife just had the same procedure, thank God for mammograms.
God Bless and protect Ann Romney and her family.
Oh no. That lovely woman. Prayers indeed.
It’s DCIS. (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) Prognosis excellent. Stop hanging crepe, people.
I believe she was sick before this as well. MS maybe? I forget. She’s certainly had her share of trials.
... There must be some connection to some of the above as bodies exhumed from the early 1800s show hardly any cancers (they were dying of TB, and other now-curable diseases).
“Its DCIS. (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) Prognosis excellent. Stop hanging crepe, people.”
Yeah. My mom had that one.. she’s still around 20+ years later
“Prayers...I wonder why so many more American women suffer from breast cancer these days. Birth control pills? Shunning breast feeding of infants? Smoking or other poor health regimens? Tanning beds?
... There must be some connection to some of the above as bodies exhumed from the early 1800s show hardly any cancers (they were dying of TB, and other now-curable diseases).”
They died before the age when cancers usually start to develop. It’s sorta like Alzheimer’s. We’re only now living long enough to see it happen to people.
Many prayers for her and the Romney family.
Difference between Mitt and Pony Boy is that Mitt wouldn’t be out there screwing around on his wife. Best of luck to the Romneys for a good bill of health.
Prayers for Ann.
Keeping her in my prayers.
Prayers for Mrs. Romney & family.
Cancer is Cancer. Just like there is no such thing as being "a little pregnant" and there is no such thing as "a little cancer"!
Never, ever take Cancer for granted.
Oh dear! Prayers for Ann and the Romney clan.
Pure BS. Cancer comes in all types and grades. Non-melanoma skin cancer is usually cured 99.999% of the time. More men die WITH prostate cancer than die FROM prostate cancer.
Furthermore, cardiovascular disease kills three times as many women as breast cancer does, and often suddenly. The most common presentation of a heart attack is sudden death.
Prayers that she will be ok.
So when does the media start bird dogging him to see if he’s having an extramarital affair? I give it until.... about 5:30 this afternoon
Add my prayers for the Romney family.
God love them, and be with the family.
Prayers for Ann, she is such a sweet, lovely woman.
Prayers for her and her family.
I like her a lot, too. She’d have been a great First Lady.
My wife died of breast cancer at 28 after 5 lumps popped up overnight and she passed 9 months later. Ladies, please get regular checkups.
Prayers for Ann and her family.
Prayers for her and her family.
How about abortion? A woman's body is unnaturally stopped right in the middle of growing a baby - something's gotta happen, yes?
I’m NOT saying that Mrs. Romney had an abortion, thus her breast cancer. It just seems that there is so much breast cancer today; and there are so darn many abortions. Connection? Heck, Just a guess.
Could I add to your statement the fact that Mitt wouldn't use his wife's condition for political gain unlike Edwards?
Get well Mrs. Romney.
Mitt Romney is a class act. I have every confidence that he and his beautiful wife will put this crisis behind them in the months to come! Best of luck to the Romneys!
Prayer for Ann.
God bless Ann and the rest of the Romney family.
What a strange thing to say, hope you don’t have a wife!
IIRC, this is the type which stays contained in the duct and does not spread. Maybe one of our physicians can say for sure.
Prayer is good under any circumstance what is your problem?
So that so also happen to women who have a miscarriage and false pregnancy too....
Remember, I said "unnaturally". Your example is natural. Biiiiig difference.
I will say some prayers. For now it looks like she’ll be okay!
How tragic. I’m sorry to thear that.
Having lots of babies in your 20s and breastfeeding them all for long periods of time helps prevent breast cancer. Something about less exposure to estrogen.
Women have fewer babies, and later on, exposing themselves to more estrogen, and also women are heavier these days and heavier women have more breast cancer too. More estrogen in the fat cells or something like that.
Thanks for those kind words...
The body does not know the differences a miscarriage can becaused by the enviorment who really knows why it happens sometimes
I think you want to create doubt here go play your games somewhere else!
Prayers for her health and recovery.
Prayers for Ann and the Romney family. I’m glad they caught it early.
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