Teresa Heinz Says She's Fighting Breast Cancer

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Sen. John Kerry's wife is being treated for breast cancer.

The 71-year-old said she was diagnosed in September after her annual mammogram. She had lumpectomies on both breasts in October, and again at Massachusetts General Hospital in November.

Heinz is urging younger women to continue to get mammograms — contrary to new guidelines that recommend less frequent testing for women under 50.

Heinz said she will receive radiation treatments next month.

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