Sen. Reid's wife diagnosed with cancer
September 30th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Reid's wife diagnosed with cancer

Washington (CNN) - Landra Reid, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, according to a Senate democratic leadership aide.

The aide said Reid was receiving treatment, including chemotherapy, in Washington, DC.

In a statement, Reid’s spokesman Zac Petkanas said, "Senator and Mrs. Reid appreciate the thoughts and concerns expressed during this time. They ask that they be afforded the respect and privacy that any family would want."

Harry and Landra Reid have been married since 1959 and have five children – one daughter and four sons. The couple have sixteen grandchildren.


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Scott

    She'll be in our prayers.

    September 30, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    OK, where are the nasty comments from our usual list of bile-filled suspects?

    September 30, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. Padraig

    I am sorry to hear that. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a fast, safe, and speedy recovery.

    September 30, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Matthew

    Thoughts and prayers with the Reid family. May God's healing hand touch upon her and raise her up out of this illness. Amen.

    September 30, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Durundal

    Best wishes for the senator and his wife. It is a horrible thing to have to deal with

    September 30, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    This is a bad diagnosis for ANY woman. One day I sure pray there is a cure.

    September 30, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. Boomer in Mo

    I'm sure it's President Obama's fault.
    Seriously, I hope Mrs. Reid gets good treatment and is a survivor. Many American women cannot afford good treatment, or their insurance companies will not allow them to have it, and they will die this year, and next year, and the year after...

    September 30, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Larry L

    Best wishes to her and the Reid family.

    September 30, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – they look alike!!! They say when a couple looks alike it means they will be together for eternity – they truly rubbed off on each other. I never saw a picture of his wife before – she's a cutie!! I hope she has a full recovery and my prayers are with her!!! Get Well Soon!

    September 30, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    So sorry – best wishes on on your treatment(s). Will be a glorious day when cancer is eradicated.

    September 30, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. Donkey Party

    Why open this for comment CNN? Is it for the well-wishers, or for the right-wingers to spew their hate?

    September 30, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Sorry to hear this. I hope all goes well.

    September 30, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. Sandalorn

    Just close comments on this as I won't be able to handle the cruelty of humans.

    September 30, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. thomas

    I hope for her a full recovery !

    Good thoughts for you and your family.

    September 30, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. a little sad

    Very sorry to hear this. Wishing you and the Senator the best.

    September 30, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. Noodle Nose Johnson

    My wishes to Mrs. Reid for a complete recovery.

    September 30, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Sad for her but good for us if he retires! All members of congress should have their jobs terminated. Congress makes decisions without even asking the people if we approve ! We Americans do not need people to speak for us at all! did you know that congress voted on a bill that wasted millions and will keep wasting for COINS NO ONE WILL USE LOOK FOR YOURSELF http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/coins-costing-taxpayers-14076274

    September 30, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. Malory Archer

    And the vitriol from the hatefilled reichwing teabagger rethugliban will begin in 3... 2... 1...

    September 30, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  19. Greg in Arkansas

    Wish nothing but the best for Landra, chin up, live long, you can survive........

    September 30, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    @ Anonymous: keep the polical advertising to yourself.

    September 30, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  21. Joe

    All the best, Mrs. Reid. Doesn't matter what party people belong to, we've all had too many women in our lives to have to go through this. We all wish you well.

    September 30, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. Laura, Boston Massachusetts

    I am a stage II cancer breast cancer survivor (10 years now) so you hang in there Mrs. Reid and you to will be a "survivor"!

    September 30, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. Lisa P

    Best wishes for a successful treatment and speedy recovery!

    September 30, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |