Ex-San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor Undergoes Single Mastectomy

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor is recovering after undergoing a single mastectomy on Wednesday.

O’Connor underwent the procedure for a cancerous lesion at the Breast Health Center at Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, a Sharp spokeswoman reported.

O’Connor was expected to be released Thursday or later after some observation, but will continue follow-up treatment.

She served as San Diego's mayor from 1986 to 1992, and also served on the San Diego City Council and the port commission.

Two years ago, while O’Connor was embroiled in a gambling scandal, her attorney said that she has had severe health problems for several years including a brain tumor.

O'Connor encourages all local women to consult their doctors about breast cancer screening, according to a statement from Sharp.

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