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Breast Cancer Detection Project / Unnecessary Surgery #491076

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 1977
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(Studio) Details cited with regard to last month's National Insts. of Health report on women who had unnecessary breast surgery and of Ralph Nader's Health Research Group's subsequent securing of names of hospitals involved under Freedom of Info. Act.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Process of detecting breast cancer, as being done at Georgia Baptist Hospital according to National Cancer Institute project, described. National Insts. of Health report on Georgia Baptist, and reaction of hospital's chief cancer surgeon noted. [Dr. A.H. LETTON - cites reasons hospital feels there have been no mistakes.] Reexam. of tests by National Cancer Institute and possible results if surgery still appears unnecessary and victims told stated.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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