Mayor Kitty Piercy sent out a statement on her health today. According to the news release, the mayor found a small, non-invasive cancer through a routine breast self-examination.
Following the discovery of a lump in her breast and a subsequent mammogram and biopsy, Mayor Piercy’s doctor has diagnosed ductal carcinoma in situ. Her understanding is that this is a very common cancer that is small, non-invasive and low grade. Next week, Mayor Piercy will meet with a surgeon and make arrangements for surgery soon.Mayor Piercy said, “I am grateful that this was discovered through routine breast self-examination. It is a reminder to us all to do those examinations regularly. Throughout this process I have been impressed with the kind, efficient and very professional care I have received. I expect to need a little time to recover from surgery, but other than that to continue with my usual full schedule.”