NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 13, 1985
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REPORTER: Connie Chung
(San Diego, California) Problems faced by children with cancer, despite high rate of cures, examined; Elizabeth Hawley's experience cited as example [MOTHER - describes family's ordeal.] [Dr. Gary HARTMAN - notes new emphasis on curing most leukemic children.] [Dr. David POPLACK - explains side effects from cranial radiation.] Specific side effects recently discovered listed, discussed. [Lisa ANTRIM - recalls son's depression due to learning disabilities after therapy.] Psychologist Pat Spinetta's development of specialized program for children with learning disabilities as result of medical therapy described. [SPINETTA - explains child's psychological needs related to learning.] [John SPINETTA - notes family's needs as well.] Hatch family's experience with child Nanny cited as example [Nanny HATCH - advises other children.] [Hatch's MOTHER - cites long-range effects of ordeal.]
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds
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