Sandra Lee leaves hospital after final breast cancer surgery

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Friday, May 20, 2016
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Chef Sandra Lee attends the Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards at The Metropolitan Pavilion on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Celebrity chef Sandra Lee left the hospital Friday after a final surgery for breast cancer.

Lee said she was having a final reconstructive surgery Thursday.

It was carried out one year to the day after Lee underwent a double mastectomy for breast cancer.

Lee, who is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's longtime girlfriend, announced last year that she had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

She has suffered setbacks since undergoing a double mastectomy.

Lee released a statement on Facebook Tuesday saying she is hopeful to be cancer-free soon.