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Lt. Gov. Coleman says her post-mastectomy reports ‘came back clean,’ stresses importance of early detection, prevention

By: - December 26, 2023 11:38 am

Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman during the 143rd Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Austin Anthony)

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who underwent a double mastectomy Dec. 18, says her “post-surgery reports came back clean.”

In a release Tuesday, Coleman said: “While I am grateful for my amazing health-care heroes, and the relief I feel for having answers, please hear me when I say, if I had put this off, skipped appointments, or not taken it seriously, it is likely the news I’d be sharing eventually wouldn’t be great.

“Early detection and prevention were the difference makers for me. And they are for you, too. Go schedule that appointment that’s been in the back of your mind.

“Thank you for all the prayers and the well wishes. They have kept me and my family going through a really tough time. I can’t wait to see you all soon.”

To find out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram or cervical cancer screening through the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program, call the 844-249-0708. Click here for more info. 

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Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program locations. (Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.)


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