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McCaskill says she has breast cancer

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In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she has breast cancer.

The Democratic senator said in a blog post Monday that the cancer was detected through a regular mammogram and she will be in St. Louis for the next three weeks receiving treatment. She said "it's a little scary" but her prognosis is good and she expects a full recovery.

McCaskill said she will post on her website how she would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate while she is gone.

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