I Guess It's My Turn

Nancy Reagan bravely endures a modified radical mastectomy

The helicopter ride from the White House to Bethesda Naval Hospital has become an all too familiar one for Ronald and Nancy Reagan, but the trip last Friday was the first occasion when Mrs. Reagan traveled as the patient. After a biopsy Saturday morning revealed a tiny malignancy in her left breast, the First Lady immediately underwent a modified radical mastectomy. Once the 50- minute operation was completed, however, the prognosis was good: the cancer did not appear to have spread beyond a small area. Doctors foresee no need for future radiation treatments or chemotherapy, and Mrs. Reagan's chances for a...

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