President Food's wife Betty was recovering satisfactorily in Hospital at Washington after surgery yesterday (28 September) to remove her right breast because of cancer.
President Food's wife Betty was recovering satisfactorily in Hospital at Washington after surgery yesterday (28 September) to remove her right breast because of cancer. The shock announcement of the operation was made greater because Mrs Ford pursued her official engagements up to the ever of entering hospital.
The full extent of the cancer is not expected to be known for several days But President Ford was optimistic after visiting his wife -- he'd delayed attending the final session of the domestic summit on inflation to be at his wife's bedside.
The tumour had been discovered during routine examination only last week. This variety of cancer is the most common afflicting women. Mrs Ford is expected to remain in hospital for at least ten days.
Coverage includes film of Mrs Ford at one of her last public engagements., a consumers' meeting a couple of days before entering hospital. There's also a brief interview with President Ford.
SYNOPSIS - American were shocked to learn that President Ford's wife, Betty, had been admitted to hospital on Saturday for an emergency operations. Her right breast was removed because of cancer.
A report from Washington: