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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In addition to standing by her husband John Edwards' side while he ran for VP, the late Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer, best-selling author, and a health care activist. She actually discovered a lump in her breast while on the campaign trail in 2004, and the day John Kerry conceded to George W. Bush, Edwards was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After a valiant battle with the disease, the brave would-be "Mom-in-Chief" passed away at the age of 61 in 2010.