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Veneman Completes Treatments for Cancer

December 27, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has finished her treatments for cancer and is in good health, a spokesman said.

Veneman, 53, was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in September. Treatment included a lumpectomy, a breast-saving type of surgery in which doctors removed the lump, then six weeks of radiation therapy.

Because she had treatments daily, Veneman did not travel outside Washington after being diagnosed. She did not miss a day of work, and officials are planning a full travel schedule for next year, the spokesman said.

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