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Breast Cancer: One Woman's Story

Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment, or even the controversy of getting screened.  But this is the story of a women who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio.

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November 07, 2013
Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment or even the controversy of getting screened. But this is the story of a woman who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio. VOA’s Carol Pearson has her story.
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Video Discovering Breast Cancer, One Woman's Story

Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment or even the controversy of getting screened. But this is the story of a woman who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio. VOA’s Carol Pearson has her story.
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Video Chemotherapy an Effective Endurance Test

Chemotherapy can be used to treat many different cancers, including breast cancer. It kills the malignant cells, but has painful and unpleasant side effects. In this report, VOA's Carol Pearson talks to former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio about her personal experience with chemotherapy.
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Video Managing Stress Helps Cancer Patients Heal Faster And Feel Better

Just as stress and anxiety have a negative impact on health, having a positive outlook can help with healing. VOA's Carol Pearson spoke to a psychologist who works with cancer patients and to a cancer patient who works at keeping her spirts up.
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Video A Breast Cancer Patient Explains Her Decision to Have A Preventative Double Mastectomy

VOA's Carol Pearson has kept in touch with former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio, who has cancer in one breast but decided to have both breasts removed.
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Video Breast Cancer: Not An Automatic Death Sentence

Breast cancer is a catch-all phrase because there are many different types of breast cancers. Some are more aggressive than others. Tumors can be small or large. And treatments can vary. In this report, Carol Pearson explores different options for fighting breast cancer.