Fiorina Has Surgery for Breast Cancer

Former HP CEO, McCain adviser 'doing great': chief of staff
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 3, 2009 11:50 AM CST
Former epublican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seated with former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina during a discussion on the economy in Orlando, Fla., January 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina had surgery yesterday in California after being diagnosed with breast cancer Feb. 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “She's doing great," her chief of staff said. "She only just learned about this.” After a controversial stint at HP, Fiorina went on to advise John McCain’s presidential run and is considered a possible Republican contender for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat.

Fiorina is set to keep a low profile over the next few months as she undergoes chemotherapy. Then she’s expected to return “to all of the activities to which she is enthusiastically committed,” staff head Deborah Bowker noted, but Fiorina didn’t say whether that included a Senate bid. “I haven't made a decision yet,” she said soon after her diagnosis. “She's exploring a future in politics," Bowker noted.