Living With Cancer

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Living with breast cancer: The effects

In this series of stories, Reuters Journalist Deborah Charles describes her battle with breast cancer and treatment has affected her life and those around her.   Full Article 

More of Deborah's story

Dr. Maurice Nahabedian (C), who reconstructed cancer patient Deborah Charles' breast after a mastectomy, examines Charles as her husband Todd (R) watches and takes notes during an appointment at Georgetown university Hospital in Washington May 29, 2007. Chisholm accompanies his wife to nearly all her treatments and examinations, taking notes and posing questions to the doctors. Photo taken May 29, 2007. To match feature WITNESS-CANCER/DIAGNOSIS REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)

Diagnosis

Deborah describes finding out that she has contracted the disease that had taken the life of her mother 15 years earlier.   Full Article 

Cancer patient Deborah Charles is seen through the tube of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner as she prepares to enter the MRI machine for an examination at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington May 23, 2007. Like many cancer patients, Charles now spends many of her days going for medical appointments, treatments and examinations. Photo taken May 23, 2007. To match feature WITNESS-CANCER/DIAGNOSIS REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)

Choices

After learning she has cancer, Deborah confronts the nearly overwhelming array of options for treatment.   Full Article 

A medical technician ties a tourniquet on the arm of cancer patient Deborah Charles before attaching an intravenous line at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington May 23, 2007. Since Charles, a journalist for Reuters, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2006, she has had to back away from actively covering the news and has had three operations, four rounds of chemotherapy and has been visiting the hospital at least once a week for appointments and treatment. Photo taken May 23, 2007. To match feature WITNESS-CANCER/CHEMOTHERAPY REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)

Treatment

Deborah faces the reality of chemotherapy treatments to keep cancer at bay following her surgery.   Full Article 

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The Husband

A Q&A with Deborah's husband about how her diagnosis has affected his life.   Full Article 

Slideshow

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Women with breast cancer

Women who have had the disease and have campaigned to raise awareness.   Full Article | Full Coverage