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Global Impact Of Breast Cancer

Joanne Silberner, freelance reporter and journalism instructor at the University of Washington, traveled to Uganda, Haiti and India last year to do a series of stories on the global impact of cancer. In Uganda she met Gertrude Nakigudde, an accountant and founding member of the Uganda Women Cancer Support Organization. Both women are breast cancer survivors who had radically different experiences in their diagnosis, treatment and recovery. In a touching narrative, Silberner and Nakigudde compare and contrast their experiences with breast cancer.