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Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman undergoes double mastectomy, urges Kentuckians to schedule preventative exams

By: - December 18, 2023 6:29 pm

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and her daughter, Evelynne, wave to the crowd on election night at the Beshear-Coleman victory celebration, Nov. 7, 2023, in Louisville. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Austin Anthony)

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced Monday that she had undergone a double mastectomy.

“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 also said: “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.

“I will see you soon, Team Kentucky.”

Gov. Andy Beshear said: “Britainy and I fully expect the leutenant governor to make a full recovery. She is our friend and a critical part of Team Kentucky. My family and Kentucky families are standing with her during this time. I join the lieutenant governor in encouraging Kentuckians to be proactive about their health and to schedule preventative exams.”

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