Governor Rell Doing Well After Breast Cancer Surgery

Connecticut Governor Doing Well After Breast Cancer Surgery

Early detection of breast cancer followed by surgery is giving Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell a good prognosis, according to the Hartford Courant. Rell, 58, had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery Monday at Danbury Hospital, the newspaper reports. This was less than a week after tests confirmed that she had breast cancer. Because the cancerous cells had not spread to her lymph nodes, Rell will not have to undergo either chemotherapy or radiation treatment, a hospital spokesperson told the Courant.

The Republican governor, who was elected lieutenant governor and succeeded John Rowland after Rowland resigned amid a scandal, plans to deliver the State of the State address Jan. 5, the Courant reports. Rowland pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge Dec. 23 and faces up to five years in prison.

Good news.

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