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Only 5 days of radiation, Jacksonville woman is cancer free [Video]

Barbara Morin took part in the Opal clinical trial at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — When Barbara Morin had her annual mammogram last December, she was expecting to hear that everything was okay.

“They called me back and they said that there was a shadow on the X-ray, and they wanted to take a peek at it,” Morin said.

A biopsy confirmed that shadow was invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer. It was about the size of a frozen pea.

“I never detected it,” Morin said. “I didn't know it was there.”

Three months later she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. And then decided to take part in a clinical trial at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“It's looking at treating just the part of the breast where the tumor was, as opposed to the whole breast with radiation,” Dr. Cynthia …

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