Check out this amazing article/video published by CBS news this past Sunday!
In the fight against cancer, will an unconventional approach end up being on the mark? Patients battling cancers resistant to standard treatments certainly hope so. Our Cover Story is reported now by Susan Spencer of "48 Hours":
Atlanta businessman Mark Beeninga had long made health and fitness a priority.
At age 45 he was preparing to bicycle across the United States. "I was jumping rope for 45 minutes a night, and I was in excellent shape," he said.
"And he's poking around my neck and he goes, 'Oh, Mark, well, what's this?' I said, 'Feels like a golf ball.' And he says, 'Oh, we gotta get this checked out.'
"So we go to this surgeon and he says, 'Oh, you've got cancer and you gotta get this out right away.'"
But Beeninga had no symptoms. "So what goes through your mind when somebody says you've got cancer?" asked Spencer.
"He's wrong, he's wrong," said Beeninga.
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