A Modicum of Respect

This Fall, a close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent surgery, and began radiation treatments. While the physical aspects of dealing with such a serious illness are, obviously, a tremendous ordeal, my friend has also been devastated by what she calls the diminishment of her personal dignity.

During one visit, a male technician snapped a digital photo of her breasts, then a photo of her face as she held up her chart. She didn't know in advance about the digital

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