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Washington, DC (KROC AM News) - "I wanted to share an update about my health."

That’s the opening to a social media post from Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar as she reveals she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

Klobuchar found out after a routine mammogram at Mayo Clinic in February.

After receiving the diagnosis of Stage 1A breast cancer, she writes that she “returned to Mayo and had a lumpectomy on the right breast which involved the removal of the cancer. In May, I completed a course of radiation treatment, and after additional follow-up visits, it was determined in August that the treatment went well.”

Klobuchar notes “Studies have found that thousands of people who missed their mammogram due to the pandemic may be living with undetected breast cancer.” She hopes her situation serves as a reminder of the “value of routine health checkups, exams, and follow-through.”

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READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.


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