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Montgomery Councilwoman Fighting Breast Cancer
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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Floreen is fighting breast cancer and credits early detection for an early diagnosis and a good prognosis.

On her blog "Nancy at Large," Floreen wrote about her breast cancer diagnosis. "I will undergo treatment in the next couple of months, and I am hopeful there will be little disruption to my work on the Council."

She says the cancer is in its early stages, and writes she will be "counting not only on my family and long-time friends but also on the outstanding medical resources available in Montgomery County."

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In the blog post, she asks for privacy along with thoughts and prayers as she deals with this medical issue. She also encourages women to take a proactive approach to their own breast health. "If you haven't already this year, remember to get a mammogram," Floreen wrote. "I'm sure glad I did."

Floreen is a Democrat and at-large member on the County Council. She was first elected in 2002. She served two years as mayor of Garrett Park, Md.  Floreen is a graduate of Smith College and Rutgers Law School.

Written by Dan Guzman
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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