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Secretary of State Elaine Walker to undergo radiation treatments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Secretary of State Elaine Walker has
recovered from a lumpectomy to remove a malignant breast tumor and now is preparing to undergo radiation treatments.
The 60-year-old Bowling Green resident said Thursday that
because of early detection the cancer hadn't spread to her lymph
nodes.
Walker said she'll find out next week if chemotherapy will be
necessary. She said early indications suggest it won't be.
Walker has been talking publicly about her disease to encourage
all women to get routine mammograms and to perform self-exams to
catch the disease early.
Walker has about 2 months remaining in her term. She said she
plans to maintain a regular work schedule.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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