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Nancy Reagan / Health #313047

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 16, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Video of Nancy Reagan at Foster Grandparents Program shown. Nancy Reagan's possible breast cancer discussed. [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - says if Mrs. Reagan's biopsy indicates malignancy, a modified radical mastectomy will be performed.] [President REAGAN - says he and his wife are both concerned but they have confidence in their doctors.] Medical histories of Reagans discussed; details given, scenes shown. Mrs. Reagan's remark that she guessed it was her turn to go to Bethesda Naval Hospital quoted. If test shows positive, Mrs. Reagan's mastectomy said to begin immediately.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Video of mammogram procedure shown. [George Washington Med. Center Dr. Robert SIEGEL - says only a biopsy will tell for sure if lump is malignant.] [Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Frank GUMP - says the older one gets the more likely one is to develop a cancer.] Illustration of a biopsy and modified radical mastectomy procedures graphically shown. [Georgetown Univ. Med. Center Dr. John POTTER - says if cancer not in lymph nodes, the cure rate is 85%.] [GUMP - says even though one experiences anxiety, it is curable.] Mrs. Reagan's early detection of lesion said reducing risk to her health.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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