Ann Romney & 5 Other Powerful Women Who Bravely Battled Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

ann romney speaks about cancerIn 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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fleur... fleurdelys3110

Maressa, I'm surprised you haven't called out Ann Romney for using her breast cancer to get votes for her husband. According to your last article about her miscarriage, clearly you aren't above it.

nonmember avatar Megan

I'm a little suspicious because of how sudden it is, but I have to say that this new 'leaf' with being considerate towards Ann Romney in a couple of your posts is refreshing and enlightened. And if it is sincere, kudos!

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Maressa was just accusing Mrs. Romeny of using her miscarriages as a way to get votes for her husband! Now, I'm confused on whether on not Maressa likes Mrs. Romney or not. 

AniAngel AniAngel

Everything anyone in politics says is scripted to connect with voters, it's when they go off script, i.e. Joe Biden and his crazy comments, that problems arise. I see lots of balance here and I'm guessing that plenty of opinion pieces on the democrats will be running during the DNC on both sides.

MomIWant MomIWant

So Maressa, I'm confused - because she is rich her miscarriage wasn't painful and just for votes, but breast cancer causes empathy in you? Not buying your kindness for a second.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Attention everyone: I've come to the conclusion that Maressa writes controversial blogs about Mrs. Romney to get us to read and comment on her posts. 


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Maressa, I wonder how that makes you feel. I'm sure you that whether or not it's true you didn't like it that I said that. I was shocked that you were the author of the miscarriage article because you write for women's magazine, too. I don't even plan on voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket, but I still respect them because they are human beings. You might want to consider the same. 

Adrienne DeBaca Sayegh

And she was lucky enough to have healthcare!!!! MY HEROS ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE DIED FIGHTING BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TREATMENT!!!!!!!!! Maybe Ann should donate the thousand dollars she spent on that pink suit so that another woman might win her battle. Or she could vote for Obama and keep her suit.

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