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  1. When a Breast-Cancer Researcher Becomes the Patient

    06.1.12

    We wanted to share with you a very moving article about researcher Dr. Kristi England, who studied the genetics of breast cancer in her laboratory, as she still does in the present.  Her relationship with breast cancer began five years ago, when her right breast did not return to its normal size after she finished breastfeeding her son. She had expressed in the past: "Since I study breast cancer in the laboratory," she says, "I had wondered what it would be like to have cancer. Would it hurt? Would I know I had it? Would I be able to feel a lump? I figured that if I did acquire breast cancer, I would detect it early because of my awareness."

    "Her personal relationship with breast cancer began five years ago, when her right breast did not return to its normal size after she finished breastfeeding her son. "Since I study breast cancer in the laboratory," she says, "I had wondered what it would be like to have cancer. Would it hurt? Would I know I had it? Would I be able to feel a lump? I figured that if I did acquire breast cancer, I would detect it early because of my awareness."

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