LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mayor of Las Vegas says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Carolyn Goodman revealed her illness minutes before filing paperwork to officially enter the race to seek a third term as mayor of Sin City.
Goodman has been mayor since 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. Her husband Oscar Goodman spent 12 years as mayor before she was elected.
The mayor says she received the diagnosis of stage two breast cancer Wednesday. She says her doctors advised her it is limited to her right breast and "can be successfully treated."
The mayor says she plans to receive treatment on Fridays, when city government is closed. Goodman says she does not expect her illness to detract from her ability to campaign.
The municipal election is scheduled for June.