Ward wanted to tell her story so that other women will stay vigilant and get regular mammograms.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — State Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward is battling breast cancer.

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The Republican leader told Marty Griffin on Tuesday that she was diagnosed in December and went through four chemotherapy treatments.

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Senator Ward says there are more procedures to come, including a mastectomy and having her ovaries removed.

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She told Griffin she is “doing fine,” but wanted to tell her story so that other women will stay vigilant and get regular mammograms.