In her ongoing meet-and-greet with the American people, the Republican "FLOTUS nominee" Ann Romney has been an open book about her many health challenges. In addition to facing several miscarriages and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Romney was also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Thankfully, she has been cancer-free since undergoing a lumpectomy the same year.
Like Romney, quite a few very prominent, powerful women have fought the disease -- and then fought for greater awareness of it. Here, five other brave women in politics who battled breast cancer ...
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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ in 2008. Having undergone a lumpectomy December of the same year, Ann has remained cancer-free ever since.