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A Surgeon on Surviving Breast Cancer

When Ursula Seinige started her surgical residency, not much about breast cancer was known. In the early 80s, more treatments were developed, like the modified radical mastectomy. Two and a half years ago, Seinige was diagnosed with breast cancer. She joins Fresh Air to discuss her own treatment, as well as her role in a support group she founded for survivors of the disease.


Other segments from the episode on November 9, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 9, 1992: Interview with Ursula Seinege; Interview with James Gleick; Tribute to Ralph Manheim.


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