Missouri senator says she has breast cancer

In this photo taken Jan. 28, 2016, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill says she has breast cancer. The Democratic senator said in a blog post Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, that the cancer was detected through a regular mammogram and she will be in St. Louis for the next three weeks receiving treatment. She said “it’s a little scary” but her prognosis is good she expects a full recovery. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she has breast cancer.

The Democratic senator said in a blog post Monday that the cancer was detected through a regular mammogram and she will be in St. Louis for the next three weeks receiving treatment. She said “it’s a little scary” but her prognosis is good and she expects a full recovery.

McCaskill said she will post on her website how she would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate while she is gone.

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