Thursday, December 12 2013, 11:59 AM MST
Web Exclusive: Living with MS
Shauna Lake: For a lot of people MS would be enough but you also struggled with breast cancer. I mean you have really dealt with your share of health issues. How have you dealt with that?
Ann Romney: You don't appreciate it when you’re going through it but then you’re so grateful for all people who have made sacrifices to give and to research. To have the good doctors and good therapies; and so much cancer research. They have made huge breakthroughs with research for breast cancer and for women and the survival rate are so much better. Early detection is the key and for me it was early, early stage detection and just the chances of survival are so much stronger because of it. My mother died of ovarian cancer, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer and my great grandmother died of breast cancer so there is a lot of that in my family and so I just a little surprised I got it at the age I did; but it was another something that you say wow I tackled that and I lived through it. There is a sisterhood of so many women who have suffered from breast cancer that I met across the country. There are great women who are survivors who have tackled it as well.
Shauna Lake: When Mitt decided to make a run for the presidency did he consult with you based on your health issues?
Ann Romney: Absolutely, he would not have made a run if I had not been doing well. Were you a little weary of it based on everything you had been dealing with? Yeah it was an issue it was one of the more important issues we had to be certain of before we went forward and Mitt was not going to go forward if I was not doing well.
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