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Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor has cancer surgery
Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor has cancer surgery

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor is recuperating from surgery to remove a cancerous lesion in her breast. O'Connor, 68, underwent a single mastectomy Wednesday at the Breast Health Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, part of the Sharp Healthcare system in San Diego. She authorized the hospital to announce her surgery in hopes the news will encourage other women "to consult their physicians and learn more about breast cancer and early detection," according to a statement from Sharp Healthcare. Dr. Christina Casteel, who led the surgical team that performed the mastectomy, said that women over age 40 should have a mammogram every year, along...

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