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Cancer Discrimination #294920

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 16, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Bowie, MD) Job discrimination against cancer patients examined. [Former patient Dawn STEWART - recalls being fired after hospitalization for cancer; considers psychological basis of such discrimination.] [Cancer patients' rights activist and attorney Michael SPECTOR - describes extent of job discrimination against cancer victims.] [Dr. Sarah SPLAVER - notes cancer is survivable.] Splaver mentioned founding CHUMS, Cancer Hopefuls United for Mutual Support, to protect job rights of cancer patients. [SPLAVER - questions how long job discrimination must exist.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - explains his legislature aimed at preventing discrimination against cancer victims.] [American Cancer Society president Dr. Robert McKENNA - notes studies indicate former cancer patients perform better on job after illness than those never experiencing cancer; explains.] Post-cancer job experiences of Stewart and Spector described. [SPECTOR - equates flying experience with medical ordeal.]
REPORTER: Joan Snyder

Dean, Morton;
Snyder, Joan

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