Joyce Wadler

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Joyce Wadler
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Wadler in 2009
Born
Joyce Judith Wadler

(1948-01-02) January 2, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationJournalist, reporter
Employer The New York Times

Joyce Judith Wadler (born January 2, 1948) is a journalist and reporter for The New York Times , as well as a writer and humorist.

<i>The New York Times</i> Daily broadsheet newspaper based in New York City

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Career

Prior to working at the New York Times, she was a reporter and feature writer for the New York Post , New York correspondent for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for New York Magazine and Rolling Stone . She authored Liaison: The True Story of the M. Butterfly Affair ( ISBN   0-553-09213-8) after interviewing Bernard Boursicot, who granted her wide access to information and insight into his affair with Shi Pei Pu. [ citation needed ]

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Cancer

Wadler has been treated for both breast and ovarian cancer. In 1991, Wadler was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a malignant tumor "the size of a robin's egg" removed from her left breast. [1] The eventual diagnosis was "ductal carcinoma with medullary features". [2] [ not in citation given ] Due to somewhat early detection and aggressive treatment, Wadler called it "[m]y maybe-not- the-best-but-still-pretty-terrific-whatever-the-hell-it-is cancer". [3]

Breast cancer cancer that originates in the mammary gland

Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, a newly inverted nipple, or a red or scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin.

Her memoir about breast cancer, My Breast: One Woman's Cancer Story ( ISBN   0671017756; ISBN   978-0-671-01775-0) was originally a two-part cover story for New York Magazine and later expanded into an award-winning[ citation needed ] book and made into a television movie starring Meredith Baxter, which won the American Women in Radio and Television Excellence in Programming Award in 1995. [ citation needed ] In 1995, she was diagnosed with "advanced ovarian cancer" and treated. She has been in remission since 2000. [ citation needed ]

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References

  1. Wadler, Joyce (April 1992). "My Breast". New York Magazine.
  2. Is DNA Destiny? Utne Reader . March 1, 1998
  3. My Breast by Joyce Wadler on Amazon.com