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Former Iowa first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

Mari Culver encourages regular screenings.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 7:26 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will start treatment Thursday.

A family spokesman confirmed the diagnosis Tuesday.

Culver shared the news, first to friends and then publicly, to encourage women and men to seek regular screenings. She says in a statement that early detection improves the likelihood of a positive outcome.

She writes in a social media post, "I hope I am lucky — that it truly is early and my prognosis is good."

Her husband, Chet Culver, was Iowa governor from 2007 to 2011. She works as an Iowa assistant attorney general.

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