Day 2: Linda Hershey's saga

Dr. Byrne describes Linda Hershey's case as a "colossal challenge," citing several contributing factors. The skin, cartilage, nasal septum and surrounding bone were removed when the nose was removed due to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000010" title="Cancer" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/cancer-HEDAI0000010.topic">cancer</a>. Subsequent radiation therapy weakened the surrounding tissue around the hole where Linda's nose had been.

( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / June 17, 2008 )

Dr. Byrne describes Linda Hershey's case as a "colossal challenge," citing several contributing factors. The skin, cartilage, nasal septum and surrounding bone were removed when the nose was removed due to cancer. Subsequent radiation therapy weakened the surrounding tissue around the hole where Linda's nose had been.

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