Sandra Deal, wife of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, has been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
A tumor was spotted during an annual mammogram, and she underwent surgery to remove it. She will now begin chemotherapy treatments in the coming weeks.
“Since I caught it in its early stages, I am confident that the chemotherapy will yield successful results. In light of this, I encourage all women to be proactive about their health and see a medical professional for an annual mammogram. Nathan and I appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time, and I look forward to continuing to read to students across the state,” she said in a statement.