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.
She'll be in our prayers.
OK, where are the nasty comments from our usual list of bile-filled suspects?
I am sorry to hear that. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a fast, safe, and speedy recovery.
Thoughts and prayers with the Reid family. May God's healing hand touch upon her and raise her up out of this illness. Amen.
Best wishes for the senator and his wife. It is a horrible thing to have to deal with
This is a bad diagnosis for ANY woman. One day I sure pray there is a cure.
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...
Best wishes to her and the Reid family.
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!
So sorry – best wishes on on your treatment(s). Will be a glorious day when cancer is eradicated.
Why open this for comment CNN? Is it for the well-wishers, or for the right-wingers to spew their hate?
Sorry to hear this. I hope all goes well.
Just close comments on this as I won't be able to handle the cruelty of humans.
I hope for her a full recovery !
Good thoughts for you and your family.
Very sorry to hear this. Wishing you and the Senator the best.
My wishes to Mrs. Reid for a complete recovery.
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
And the vitriol from the hatefilled reichwing teabagger rethugliban will begin in 3... 2... 1...
Wish nothing but the best for Landra, chin up, live long, you can survive........
@ Anonymous: keep the polical advertising to yourself.
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.
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"!
Best wishes for a successful treatment and speedy recovery!