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Husband saved by wife's breast cancer diagnosis


A Georgia woman's battle against breast cancer may have helped save her husband's life.

Dolly Stringer was diagnosed with breast cancer in April and when she prepared for chemotherapy, her husband shaved his head in a show of solidarity.

"I jumped in the room and said, 'Hey guys, what do you think,'" recalled Bud Stringer. "They said, 'Wow, that's a big ugly black mark on the top of your head.'"

Doctors determined he had a stage three melanoma and removed a two-by-three inch section from his scalp.

"If it wasn't for his wife and his shaving his head, he would have gone on for many months, completely unaware of this," explained Vernon Sondak, M.D., with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

The couple travels four and a half hours between Tampa and their Georgia home for treatment, so their community is raising money to help cover expenses.

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