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Cancer Patients Often Suffer More From Society's Reaction to Them Than They Do From Their Disease

February 14, 1988

My compliments to The Times' editors for placing Jim Schachter's article about workplace discrimination against cancer victims in the business section. The article should offer some enlightenment to employers who are biased against cancer victims. Only through such reporting will the world of business begin to utilize these very capable people.

What hope does a victim of any disease have of getting back to a normal life when all that awaits is frustrating job discrimination? How can an employer hire a person with a history of cancer when such an action could jeopardize the business' group health coverage?

More legislation needs to be passed to protect those who cannot obtain private health coverage and more people need to be exposed to the reality of this issue. We need to keep the articles coming.

TRINA R. RICHARD

San Dimas

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