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Mrs. Ford / Recovery / Breast Cancer / Attitudes #28918

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1974
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(Studio) Doctors say Mrs. Betty Ford in excellent spirits; making rapid recovery from breast cancer surgery.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Volumes of mail pour into White House, wishing Mrs. Ford speedy recovery. Congress wives incling. Mrs. Mark Hatfield, Mrs. John Rhodes, Mrs. William Frenzel and Mrs. Clarence Brown help answer well-wishers' cards. [Mrs. Mark HATFIELD - says cards and letters mean so much to Mrs. Ford; public response heartwarming.] Pictures of Mrs. Ford in hosp. shown.
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

(Studio) President American Cancer Society, Dr. LaSalle LaFolle Junior, sends message to Mrs. Ford praising her for taking forthright attitude to breast cancer surgery. Attitudes changing toward breast cancer.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) [Paula GREEN - says love and gentleness of husband kept her from feeling different after breast removal.] [Mr. GREEN - also attributes their adjustment to wonderful relationship they share.] Breast removal no longer considered lonely operation marked by shame and silence. New openness combined with Mrs. Ford's surgery has caused flood of women at clinics wanting breast exam.
REPORTER: Ann Medina

Reporter(s):
Medina, Ann;
Sherwood, Virginia;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:04:20

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