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A Personal Experience with Breast Cancer "Only a Woman If You Have Breasts? That's Nonsense"

Former German politician Silvana Koch-Mehrin recently completed a long battle with breast cancer. DER SPIEGEL speaks with her about her experiences and how the illness is viewed by society.
Interview Conducted by Hajo Schumacher
"I wanted to be strong for my children."
"The most important thing is that the women in question feel good about the decision they make, and not whether others like it or not."