July 6th, 2010
06:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Carly Fiorina resting after completing breast reconstruction surgery

 California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is resting comfortably after undergoing surgery for breast reconstruction on Tuesday.
California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is resting comfortably after undergoing surgery for breast reconstruction on Tuesday.

Washington (CNN) - California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is resting comfortably after undergoing surgery for breast reconstruction on Tuesday.

Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Following her diagnosis, Fiorina received treatment that included chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and radiation, according to a statement from Fiorina campaign Chief of Staff Deborah Bowker.

"Since that time, Carly has been actively campaigning while also taking the steps toward reconstruction," Bowker said.

"This morning she successfully completed the final surgery in that reconstruction process. Carly is in good spirits and is happy to have concluded this difficult chapter in her life," Bowker added. "She is thankful to her family, friends and the many people who have supported her throughout this successful battle."

Fiorina is vying to oust three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Bowker ended her statement by saying, "A quick recovery is expected, and Carly is looking forward to being back on the campaign trail in a matter of days."


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. malabar

    praying 4 a speedy recovery 4 u!

    July 6, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    This is a difficult and painful part of the fight with cancer. It says a lot about the courage Carly has for her to take on a significant Senate campaign before it is all completed. I wish her all of the best.

    July 6, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  3. Karen

    Best of luck and good health to you!

    July 6, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. Charlie in Maine

    I wish her the best . I hope her operation goes well.

    July 6, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  5. phoenix86

    Get well Carly. California, and the nation, need you.

    July 6, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. Riley

    Happy healing to our future US Senator. Looking forward to her replacing Barbara Boxer in the senate

    July 6, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  7. Dwayne

    Simply amazing. Obviously, a woman with some guts and drive.

    July 6, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  8. JES

    I wish you the best and get back to work soon we need you.

    July 6, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. key

    My wife is a breast cancer survivor may God bless her.

    July 6, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. DENNA

    Godspeed Carly. I hope all goes well with you. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses and be glad to be alive.

    July 6, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  11. amy

    I wish Carly Fiorina a speedy and full recovery.

    Fiorina and Meg Whitman are impressive candidates in California.

    Whitman has been an executive with Disney, DreamWorks, Procter and Gamble, and eBay.

    Fiorina was CEO of Hewlet-Packard.

    California is in crisis – the last thing it needs is Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer for another four and six years, respectively.

    July 6, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. jim g

    this is really low,bottom feeding reporting CNN. Cant a woman have surgery after a courageous bout with cancer and not have cnn politicize her having cosmetic surgery. You wonder why americans distrust and dislike you!!!

    July 6, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  13. Clint

    As with everyone recovering from this terrible disease I hope you remain in remission and recover quickly... But you will have plenty of time to rest after the November elections. Honestly, you really don't think you're going to win in California, do you?

    July 6, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |