NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Betty Rollin) Role of attitude and emotions in fight against cancer examined. Medical evidence noted not supporting holistic or self-healing methods. [Cancer patient Suzanne JAY - visualizes white cells fighting cancer cells; says she refused to accept chemotherapy after lump was removed from her breast.] Cancer patient Karen Kennedy featured. [KENNEDY - says she was not responsible for her disease.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Jimmie HOLLAND - comments on mind over disease theories.] [Renee HOFFMAN - comments on guilt she felt after her husband's death; comments on self-healing methods they used to fight his disease.] [HOLLAND - comments on patients who live after self-healing.]