Senator Claire McCaskill Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill posted a note to Tumblr Monday afternoon disclosing that she’s recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.


McCaskill wrote in her post that she was diagnosed recently through a mammogram; she didn’t state what stage the cancer is. “It’s a little scary,” she wrote, “but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery.” She added that she’ll be treated in St. Louis for the next three weeks and absent from the Senate.

That truly, truly sucks. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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As a Kansas Citian, whose city increasingly feels like an island oasis surrounded by the intellectual and moral desert that is rural Kansas and Missouri, McCaskill is a welcome voice of sanity and rationalism. We can’t afford to lose her. Here’s hoping for a speedy and lasting recovery so she can continue to serve her constituents.