Empress Emerita Michiko Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with breast cancer at a relatively early stage, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday.

The former Empress, 84, is set to undergo surgery, the agency said.

The cancer was detected in tissue testing she underwent at the hospital of the agency, it said.

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