Sen. Mike Rounds says wife’s chemotherapy has shrunk tumor in half

Sen. Mike Rounds said there’s been a positive development in his wife’s cancer treatment.

“After multiple rounds of chemo treatment, we’re pleased to report that not only has Jean’s tumor shrunk in half, a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan showed no signs of the tumor spreading or metastasizing,” the South Dakota Republican said in a statement. He added that “the chemo is working as intended and Jean continues to handle the treatment well.”

The couple announced in June that Jean Rounds was diagnosed with a “high-grade, aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve” and is being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.