Madeline Abramson, wife of Lt. Gov., reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Madeline Abramson (Source:
Madeline Abramson (Source:

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Madeline Abramson, the wife of Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, revealed on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year.

Abramson, 57, told the Lexington Herald-Leader her cancer was diagnosed after a routine mammogram in April. She told the newspaper her prognosis is "excellent" following surgery and radiation treatment that she underwent in Louisville.

Abramson said she and her husband, the former mayor of Louisville, chose to keep the breast cancer diagnosis private until she recovered, adding that she continues to take medication. She decided to share her story in response to a Lexington Herald-Leader inquiry about her health and to encourage Kentuckians to take preventive health care measures.

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