Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) announced Monday that she has breast cancer, but said her prognosis is “good” and she expects a full recovery.
McCaskill posted on her website that she will be in St. Louis for three weeks receiving treatment, during which her staff will work with constituents and she will post on her Senate website.
Read her full statement below:
I very recently learned that I have breast cancer. It was detected through a regular mammogram. It’s a little scary, but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery. I will be in St Louis for the next 3 weeks receiving treatment. During this time my staff will continue to assist Missourians and I will be posting on my Senate website (McCaskill.senate.gov) how I would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate during my absence—which I’ll also enter into the Congressional record. Additionally, I’ll be submitting questions in writing for any missed Senate hearings.
Thank you for the honor of serving you in the Senate.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also tweeted her support to McCaskill, signing the tweet with her initial:
.@clairecmc If ever cancer picked the wrong person to mess with, it's you. Stay strong and take care of yourself. I'm in your corner. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 22, 2016