Sen. Klobuchar talks cancer battle as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month

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(ABC 6 News) – October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

On Friday morning, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was on ABC’S "The View", talking about her battle with breast cancer and why people need to stop putting off getting checked.

Last month, Klobuchar shared that in February doctors at Mayo Clinic found small white spots called calcifications during a routine mammogram.

After this was found, she had a biopsy in Minneapolis and learned she had Stage 1A breast cancer.

"And in my case, I like so many Americans put off the exam during the pandemic. I, thought well I’ll wait awhile, I’ll wait awhile. And then, sure enough, I went in and found out I have stage one breast cancer. Got the lumpectomy, had the radiation and learned that thousands of women have undetected breast cancer. It’s time to start scheduling those exams you’ve been putting off." Klobuchar said.

The Senator said one of the things that got her through her cancer battle beside her family are the doctors and nurses and Mayo Clinic.