LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lt. Gov. and former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson's wife Madeline says she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

The 57-year-old Abramson said she has an excellent prognosis after having surgery and radiation treatments in Louisville.  She decided to share her story with Lexington Herald Leader as a way to emphasize the importance of preventive care.

"I feel good and I feel healthy," she told the paper.  She said her cancer was discovered in April during a routine mammogram and follow-up testing.

She said she is still taking medicine for her condition. 

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