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Breast Cancer (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-26

Duration: 00:23:34

Subjects: Health | Breast cancer


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Albert, Malvia Interviewee
  • Hand, Charlene Interviewee
  • Parsons, Redean Interviewee
  • Harrison, Gregory Interviewee


This segment from the October 26, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on breast cancer. She first interviews two breast cancer survivors, Malvia Albert and Charlene Hand. Next, she presents a demonstration of a breast self-examination. She also reports on the latest breast cancer detection techniques. Lastly, Masingale conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Gregory Harrison, a breast cancer specialist, and Redean Parsons, a volunteer with Reach to Recovery. They discuss: breast self-examinations; surgery and treatment options; the difference between radiation therapy and chemotherapy; the psychological impact of losing a breast; and the support offered by Reach to Recovery for women recovering from breast cancer surgery.