Teresa Heinz Kerry Being Treated For Breast Cancer

The wife of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is being treated for breast cancer.

Teresa Heinz Kerry says she is being treated for breast cancer discovered after having a mammogram.

The 71-year-old is using her experience to argue that younger women should Continue undergoing the tests despite a federal panel's recent recommendation To reduce their frequency.

She argues the cost of mammography is lower than if their cancer goes Undetected and they have to be treated with aggressive chemotherapy.

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  • by Tom Location: Goldsboro on Dec 23, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    Let's all say a prayer for her recovery. May God be gracious and merciful and heal her.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 23, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    Ms. Kerry will have the best health care "that money can buy", because that is what it is all about in this country. The rest of you, make sure you keep up on those insurance premiums so you can get what they are "willing" to give. Oh, and don't get too sick or your insurance company will drop you like a hot potato.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    i wonder if those who will be enjoying the new health care reform will have access to the same quality of health care as Ms. Kerry. We all know the answer don't we????
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Dec 23, 2009 at 06:16 AM
    My heart goes out to her. I certainly hope her treatment will be successful. It's a good thing she wasn't in the two year mammogram cycle recommended by the so called Health Care Panel that her husband and his idiot friends have included in the new health care legislation they are foisting on the American public. A year's delay in discovering the cancer could have had truly dire consequences.

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