ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Testing of Nancy Reagan at Bethesda Naval Hospital for breast cancer rptd; details given, file film shown of X-rays. [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - discusses options if tumor found benign or malignant.] Nancy Reagan shown at foster grandparents ceremony in New Hampshire. [University of Maryland Hospital Dr. George ELIAS - diagrams surgical options.] Similar surgery for another First Lady, Betty Ford, noted. [President REAGAN - expresses concern.] Reagan's colon and skin cancers reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim Johnson) Mammography, lumpectomy, mastectomy procedures for breast cancer detection and treatment described. Nancy Reagan's chances for survival cited.
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