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She turned a diagnosis to a cause

Breast cancer survivor began Mexico project

Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, and his wife, Felicia Knaul, will talk about early detection tonight. Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, and his wife, Felicia Knaul, will talk about early detection tonight. (George Rizer/ Globe Staff)
By James F. Smith
Globe Staff / April 14, 2009

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Felicia Marie Knaul, a Harvard-trained global health economist living in Mexico, was 41 when she received a diagnosis of breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. She responded by launching a nationwide early-detection project for breast cancer and sharing her own story of hair loss, chemotherapy, reconstructive surgery, and emotional survival. (Full article: 1026 words)

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