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Nancy Reagan / Health / Breast Cancer #106061

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nancy Reagan's recent mastectomy for breast cancer recalled; her return home noted. Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) Impact of Nancy Reagan's surgery on breast cancer in American reported [Beth Israel Hospital spokesperson Dr. Susan LOVE - says women should demand mammograms.] Surgical options for cancers similar to Reagan's detailed: lumpectomy, lumpectomy plus radiation or modified radical mastectomy. Criticism of Nancy Reagan's choice of option noted. [Cancer advisory center Rose KUSHNER - fears older women, fearing mastectomy, will not have mammogram.] [Georgetown Univ. Hospital Dr. William FELLER - says mastectomy generally prevents return of cancer.] Nancy's decision re: options discussed. [LOVE - says Reagan decision was too quick.] Issues of early detection and surgical options reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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