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Nancy Reagan / Health #313061

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Biopsy test and modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer noted performed on Nancy Reagan at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Procedures diagrammed on screen; results of preliminary surgery reported President Reagan's reactions to wife's surgery noted. [REAGAN - says Nancy feels fine, that he's satisfied with outcome of operation.] Prognosis for complete recovery noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Bill Plante) Fact that Reagan won't have to worry about wife's health in addition to president problems discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Containment of Nancy Reagan's cancer reported [Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Frank GUMP - is optimistic about her future.] Size and nature of tumor discussed on screen. [Georgetown Univ. Med. Center Dr. John POTTER - notes cure rate if lymph nodes okay.] Issue of further treatment for Nancy cited. [Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Samuel HELLMAN - says problem should be cleared up completely.] Breast cancer detection and treatment detailed; patients shown being examined. [POTTER, HELLMAN - discuss detection of her cancer by mammography.] Declining of option of reconstructive surgery by Nancy noted.

Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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