GOVERNOR LINGLE RESTING AFTER BREAST BIOPSY
Governor Linda Lingle is resting following a minor surgical biopsy this morning. In November of 2002, the governor underwent a similar breast biopsy, which tested negative for breast cancer. Results of todayâ€™s procedure are due out in the middle of next week. Governor Lingle continues to emphasize the importance of breast cancer prevention and early detection. â€œEverything went well and as expected,â€ said Dr. Nakashizuka, who conducted the procedure this morning using a light anesthetic and needle localization. The governor was released from the hospital at 11:30 a.m. and was resting at home comfortably. She is expected to return the office on Monday.
(Posted by Wendy OSHER Â© 2009; Placeholder image courtesy State of Hawaii, Office of the Governor)