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NWI state Senator Landske has lung cancer

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A northwestern Indiana lawmaker says she'll continue serving in the General Assembly while being treated for lung cancer.

Republican state Sen. Sue Landske of Cedar Lake said Wednesday she'll begin treatments immediately at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and that her doctors are confident she'll make a full recovery.

The 76-year-old Landske says she'll continue to serve as long as she's healthy enough to do so. She represents parts of Lake, Benton and Newton counties.

Landske was elected to the state Senate in 1984. She's currently assistant president pro tem and chairs the Senate Elections Committee. She previously was the Center Township assessor in Lake County and served as a colonel in the National Guard Reserve.

She and her husband, William, have five children and seven grandchildren.