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Ann Romney Diagnosed with Early-Stage Cancer
The Washington Post ^ | 2008-12-05 | Michael D. Shear

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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Prayers for the Romney family.
1 posted on 12/05/2008 10:44:18 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Many prayers for Ann and the Romneys.


2 posted on 12/05/2008 10:45:23 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: rabscuttle385

My wife just had the same procedure, thank God for mammograms.


3 posted on 12/05/2008 10:45:28 AM PST by NCBraveheart (OBAMA/STALIN 2012...CHANGE YOU WILL SUBMIT TO!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

God Bless and protect Ann Romney and her family.


4 posted on 12/05/2008 10:51:49 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh no. That lovely woman. Prayers indeed.


5 posted on 12/05/2008 10:52:16 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s DCIS. (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) Prognosis excellent. Stop hanging crepe, people.


6 posted on 12/05/2008 10:54:42 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("This is a good day to kill some savages." Suetonius 60AD)
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To: rabscuttle385

I believe she was sick before this as well. MS maybe? I forget. She’s certainly had her share of trials.


7 posted on 12/05/2008 10:55:33 AM PST by twigs
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers up.


8 posted on 12/05/2008 10:59:01 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: rabscuttle385
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).

9 posted on 12/05/2008 10:59:46 AM PST by meandog (Wasilla warrior in 2012!)
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To: CholeraJoe

“It’s DCIS. (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) Prognosis excellent. Stop hanging crepe, people.”

Yeah. My mom had that one.. she’s still around 20+ years later


10 posted on 12/05/2008 11:06:22 AM PST by Mr Inviso
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To: meandog

“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.


11 posted on 12/05/2008 11:07:45 AM PST by Mr Inviso
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To: rabscuttle385

Many prayers for her and the Romney family.


12 posted on 12/05/2008 11:07:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


13 posted on 12/05/2008 11:08:07 AM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for Ann.


14 posted on 12/05/2008 11:09:02 AM PST by mysterio
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To: rabscuttle385

Keeping her in my prayers.


15 posted on 12/05/2008 11:09:58 AM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for Mrs. Romney & family.


16 posted on 12/05/2008 11:13:08 AM PST by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: CholeraJoe
It’s DCIS. (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) Prognosis excellent. Stop hanging crepe, people.

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.

17 posted on 12/05/2008 11:15:27 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: rabscuttle385; greyfoxx39

Oh dear! Prayers for Ann and the Romney clan.


18 posted on 12/05/2008 11:16:54 AM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: tiredoflaundry
there is no such thing as "a little cancer"!

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.

19 posted on 12/05/2008 11:22:23 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("This is a good day to kill some savages." Suetonius 60AD)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers that she will be ok.


20 posted on 12/05/2008 11:24:03 AM PST by rintense
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To: rabscuttle385

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


21 posted on 12/05/2008 11:25:30 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Never underestimate the ability of a liberal to deny reality and attempt to change the rules to do s)
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To: rabscuttle385

Add my prayers for the Romney family.


22 posted on 12/05/2008 11:26:34 AM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: rabscuttle385

God love them, and be with the family.


23 posted on 12/05/2008 11:26:52 AM PST by pallis
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for Ann, she is such a sweet, lovely woman.


24 posted on 12/05/2008 11:27:35 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for her and her family.


25 posted on 12/05/2008 11:50:52 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Andy'smom

I like her a lot, too. She’d have been a great First Lady.


26 posted on 12/05/2008 12:00:30 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


27 posted on 12/05/2008 12:04:15 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for Ann and her family.


28 posted on 12/05/2008 12:08:14 PM PST by NeoCaveman (posting from the office of the bitter clingers)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for her and her family.


29 posted on 12/05/2008 12:15:53 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspell)
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To: meandog
"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?"

How about abortion? A woman's body is unnaturally stopped right in the middle of growing a baby - something's gotta happen, yes?

30 posted on 12/05/2008 1:22:03 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: jackibutterfly

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.


31 posted on 12/05/2008 1:23:59 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: misterrob
Difference between Mitt and Pony Boy is that Mitt wouldn’t be out there screwing around on his wife.

Could I add to your statement the fact that Mitt wouldn't use his wife's condition for political gain unlike Edwards?

32 posted on 12/05/2008 1:29:15 PM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: CholeraJoe
Something I have noticed from reading our local paper's obituaries. Photos usually accompany the obit and so many of these women who have died from breast cancer (and yes they usually make some reference to it) are very beautiful and very feminine. Yes older homely women get breast cancer but most seem to be young and beautiful.

Get well Mrs. Romney.

33 posted on 12/05/2008 1:33:58 PM PST by Ditter
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To: engrpat

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!


34 posted on 12/05/2008 2:38:01 PM PST by OneTimeComment (I)
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To: TAdams8591; Canticle_of_Deborah

Prayer for Ann.


35 posted on 12/05/2008 2:45:05 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Let's try competent conservatism for a change.)
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Prayers for Ann and her family. Treatment for early stages of breast cancer is usually successful.
36 posted on 12/05/2008 2:46:36 PM PST by Dante3
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To: redgirlinabluestate

God bless Ann and the rest of the Romney family.


37 posted on 12/05/2008 3:04:36 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: CholeraJoe

What a strange thing to say, hope you don’t have a wife!


38 posted on 12/05/2008 3:08:18 PM PST by restornu
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To: redgirlinabluestate

IIRC, this is the type which stays contained in the duct and does not spread. Maybe one of our physicians can say for sure.


39 posted on 12/05/2008 3:11:24 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: CholeraJoe

Prayer is good under any circumstance what is your problem?


40 posted on 12/05/2008 3:11:24 PM PST by restornu
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To: jackibutterfly

So that so also happen to women who have a miscarriage and false pregnancy too....


41 posted on 12/05/2008 3:15:39 PM PST by restornu
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"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.

42 posted on 12/05/2008 4:11:25 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: jackibutterfly

bttt


43 posted on 12/05/2008 4:12:40 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: redgirlinabluestate

I will say some prayers. For now it looks like she’ll be okay!


44 posted on 12/05/2008 4:36:21 PM PST by TAdams8591 (Still waiting........ Finny!)
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To: newfreep

How tragic. I’m sorry to thear that.


45 posted on 12/05/2008 4:40:54 PM PST by TAdams8591 (Still waiting........ Finny!)
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To: jackibutterfly

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.


46 posted on 12/05/2008 4:41:12 PM PST by olivia3boys
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To: TAdams8591

Thanks for those kind words...


47 posted on 12/05/2008 4:56:34 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: jackibutterfly

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!


48 posted on 12/05/2008 5:33:20 PM PST by restornu
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for her health and recovery.


49 posted on 12/05/2008 5:38:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Prayers for Ann and the Romney family. I’m glad they caught it early.


50 posted on 12/06/2008 12:53:11 PM PST by ellery (It's a free country.)
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