RALEIGH -- Republicans and Democrats came together Wednesday to wish Rep. Becky Carney of Mecklenburg County warm thoughts after she announced that she has stage 2 breast cancer.

  • Rep. Becky Carney has breast cancer.
  • Members of the legislature from across the aisle wished her well Wednesday.
  • She has been a member of the House for 16 years.

Carney, who is a Democrat, has been a member of the State House for 16 years. 

She said she plans to begin chemotherapy soon. 

This is not the first time Carney has faced a health issue while in office, however.

In 2009, she suffered a heart attack while at the Legislative Building. 

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