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Publish Date: 10/17/01
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Jerri Nielsen, MD, Breast Cancer Survivor Speaks on Experience

Cincinnati--Jerri Nielsen, MD, breast cancer survivor, will talk about how she was stranded at the South Pole when she found out that she had breast cancer. Free and open to the public, Nielsenıs presentation is a University of Cincinnati (UC) MainStreet Leadership Lecture and is co-sponsored by UC Student Organizations & Activities; UC Wellness Center; UC Womenıs Center; Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs; Just Community and the UC Alumni Association.

A limited number of autographed copies of her book will be for sale after she tells about her battle with breast cancer while stranded at the South Pole. Nielsen described her situation: "No one could get in or go out. I was the only medical doctor at the research facility when I discovered I had cancer."

Two presentations will be given on Monday, Oct. 22 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, UC College of Medicine and from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the West Campus Event Pavilion (across from the UC Bookstore).

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