Facing cancer in the public eye
The recurrence of cancer in both Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow has again put a public face on the disease. Midmorning looks at the psychological effects of recurring bouts with cancer, and what it's like to confront health issues with the whole world watching.
- Leroy Sievers: Commentator for Morning Edition and author of the "My Cancer" blog on NPR's Web site. He was formerly the executive producer for Nightline.
- Irving Lerner, MD: Medical director of oncology services at United Hospital in St. Paul.