Senator Rounds' wife to begin cancer treatment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Rounds announced Tuesday that his wife, Jean, will begin cancer treatment.

According to a press release, Jean was diagnosed with having a malignant high-grade aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. Mike and Jean will travel to Rochester, Minn., this week to begin her treatment at The Mayo Clinic. The specific treatment is unknown at this time.

Rounds added “Many families have successfully dealt with this and we are no different. Jean is resilient and strong, we have the support of friends and family, and Jean will receive treatment from a highly-qualified team of doctors. However, prayer has the power a human hand does not. To the countless South Dakotans who have generously asked how they can help, we are grateful for prayers for Jean and for our family as Jean begins cancer treatment.”