Hillary Clinton plans to skip surgery for breast cancer after two weeks of radiation treatments.
The former first lady announced Monday that she had been given permission to skip her annual physical with her physical therapist and doctors for two weeks, the first of which is expected to last through Wednesday.
The decision was a stark contrast to the previous week, when Clinton underwent radiation treatments that included two weeks in hospital, where she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.”
I’m grateful for the support of all of my family, friends, and colleagues in this great cause.”
The decision was a stark contrast to the previous week, when Clinton underwent radiation treatments that included two weeks in hospital, where she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
Clinton’s announcement comes days after she revealed she had cancer.
Her spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
She has undergone more than 10 surgeries since the early 1990s, including two for breast implants and a second in 2016, when she had an ovarian cyst removed.
The 68-year-old Clinton was a strong supporter of medical marijuana during her time in the Senate, and in April 2016 she was one of two senators to introduce legislation to legalize the drug for recreational use.
The legislation was opposed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
She was one the first female presidential candidates to endorse medical marijuana in November 2016, but said she still does not support the drug.
She said she was encouraged by the positive reactions from supporters and doctors.
“I am thankful for the continued support and the tremendous outpouring of support,” she said in a statement.
“Thank you to all the supporters, including the many thousands who have supported me on social media and through email.”
The former president has not had a full recovery since she suffered a blood clot in late 2013, and her husband Bill Clinton said Monday that the Clintons have not been able to spend much time with their two daughters since her diagnosis.
He said the family is doing “a good job” and hopes to return to public life soon.