In a statement she posted on Twitter, she called for universal health care, saying that while she had good insurance and a support system, not every woman is so lucky.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she wrote on Twitter.
“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she wrote. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
Cancer is an issue near to Biden’s heart. His son, Beau Biden, died in 2015 after battling brain cancer.
Earlier this year, Biden started the Biden Cancer Initiative, a private venture that is aimed at promoting cancer research and care.