Landra Reid has been diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, the Las Vegas Sun reported on Friday.
According to the Nevada-based outlet, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is undergoing treatment for the condition in Washington, D.C. The pair have been married since 1959 and have five children together and 16 grandchildren.
The AP reports:
Reid's office says the Nevada Democrat is standing by his wife's side as she receives treatment, but that the diagnosis won't affect his work.
The diagnosis comes more than a year after she was in a violent car crash in Virginia that left her with a broken back, neck and nose. Doctors initially feared she would be paralyzed, but she eventually recovered.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Zac Petkanas, a spokesman for the Senate leader, said in a statement, "Senator and Mrs. Reid appreciate the thoughts and concerns expressed during this time." He added, "They ask that they be afforded the respect and privacy that any family would want."
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