Fiorina hospitalized for infection related to breast cancer surgery

Holly Bailey
October 26, 2010

California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina was hospitalized Tuesday morning for an infection related to her treatment earlier this year for breast cancer.

Fiorina, who learned she had breast cancer in 2009, underwent breast reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer-free, according to a statement issued by her campaign Tuesday. But the former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat an infection related to her surgery. Her campaign offered no other details and canceled her schedule for the day.

"Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon," Deborah Bowker, Fiorina's chief of staff, said in a statement to reporters.

(Photo of Fiorina: Gregory Bull/AP)