Stanford’s mom has breast cancer

Angela Stanford hits her tee shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship.
Angela Stanford hits her tee shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship. ( Getty Images )

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The mother of LPGA player Angela Stanford has been diagnosed with breast cancer and soon will begin treatment with chemotherapy.

Stanford, No. 7 on the LPGA money list this year and third in the Solheim Cup standings, decided not to play the Wegmans LPGA in Rochester, N.Y., this week and is not sure when she will return pending the recovery of her mother, Nan Stanford.


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The U.S. Women’s Open is in two weeks at Saucon Valley near Philadelphia.

“My mom’s health and happiness are the most important things for me and my family,” Stanford said. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure of that and help her recovery.”