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Jean Rounds, wife of US Sen. Rounds, set for radiation

December 27, 2019 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The wife of South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is set to complete her cancer treatment with radiation in January.

Jean Rounds underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery this year after doctors discovered a malignant, high-grade aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. In a year-end email, the senator said the radiation treatment will be the final step in her cancer treatment and said that she is “on a path to recovery.”

Jean Rounds underwent unexpected surgery earlier this month after complications from an earlier surgery.

Mike Rounds called the diagnosis and treatment his family’s “most difficult challenge to date.”