05/08/2019 - 13:27

MacTiernan reveals cancer diagnosis

05/08/2019 - 13:27

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State Agriculture, Regional Development and Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Alannah MacTiernan says she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago.

State Agriculture, Regional Development and Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Australian Labor Party WA MP issued a brief statement today.

"Two months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer," Ms MacTiernan said.

"Since then, I have had surgery and am currently undergoing chemotherapy - the prognosis is good.

"My hair has often been a topic of discussion among the political class: I have always wanted the opportunity to wear wigs - now I have an excuse.   

"Tens of thousands of Australian women go through this process. Everyone deals with it in their own way - I am focused on getting on with my job, as I have continued to do for the last two months.

"I won't be providing further public commentary on this issue, and would ask media to respect that position."

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