Labrador congressman Yvonne Jones is on leave for breast cancer treatment

Yvonne Jones, then the newly elected Liberal MP from Newfoundland and Labrador, asks questions in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, June 4, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Labrador Congressman Yvonne Jones is taking a leave of absence to deal with a recurrence of breast cancer.

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources and the minister of northern affairs said in a video on social media that she was diagnosed in September.

Jones said the diagnosis was made in the early stages of the disease, adding that he will be away from duty to undergo treatment and surgery if necessary.

She has been in politics since the early 1990s, first serving as mayor. Labrador After the town of Marys Harbor, he moved to the state legislature before moving to Ottawa in 2013.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago while serving as leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In her message today, Jones is proof that early cancer detection can save lives and encourages women to get regular checkups if they are of the right age. said.

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