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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman undergoes double mastectomy
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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman undergoes double mastectomy

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, a Democrat who has been serving alongside of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, underwent a double mastectomy and anticipates a complete recovery, she said in a statement.

"Concerns were raised to me during a recent routine physical exam. With a significant family history of cancer, I made the decision to have a double mastectomy. I am happy to report that a successful surgery was performed today, and I expect to make a full recovery," Coleman noted in the statement.

"As Kentucky's highest elected teacher, it is only fitting that I leave you with a little homework: Schedule those preventative exams you've put off, hug your people a little tighter and be kind, because everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about," she said.

Beshear and Coleman, who have been in office since late 2019, won re-election last month.

"I want to thank the health-care heroes for the compassionate care I continue to receive. I am more appreciative than I can articulate for your expertise and your kindness through this process," Coleman said in her statement. "Serving as Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor is the honor of my life. I am eternally grateful for my loving and supportive family who makes that possible, a compassionate friend in Gov. Beshear and a top-notch staff."

After Republican candidate Daniel Cameron lost Kentucky's gubernatorial contest last month, former President Donald Trump claimed in a post on Truth Social that "Daniel Cameron lost because he couldn't alleviate the stench of Mitch McConnell."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

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