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A NEW RX FOR MEDICINE

When 37-year-old Kerry Landreth discovered a lump in her breast last April, she was told it would take three weeks to get a doctor's appointment to have it checked.

"I don't do three weeks," she recalls saying. "How about today?"

By the end of the day, she had talked her way into a doctor's appointment, a mammogram and a biopsy to determine whether the suspicious lump was a tumor. A few days later came the diagnosis: stage 2 invasive ductal breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. When a surgeon recommended a double mastectomy, she decided to consider other options.

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