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Delia Oliveri: a Breast Cancer Champion of Change

When Delia Oliveri was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was newly divorced and $40,000 in debt.  That was 1983.  She chose one of the few options at the time - a masectomy, or breast removal.  She felt "depressed and disfigured."  But when an American Cancer Society volunteer came to visit her, it changed her life.  She started a breast cancer support group and became a national advocate - and the White House named her a "Champion of Change" last week. 
 
Delia Oliveri tells us about how breast cancer advocacy has changed since the 1980s, and how things changed when life dealt her a SECOND deadly illness.
 
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Delia Oliveri, White House "Champion of Change" and NV ambassador,  Cancer Action Network, American Cancer Society

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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