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Richards Wife Overcomes Cancer

Patti Hanson, the 54 year-old wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, has gone public for the first time with some details of her three year battle against cancer.  In an article in Vogue magazine, Hanson said that a diagnosis of a bladder tumor in 2007 was followed by a prognosis that she had less then three years to live after chemotherapy failed to knock it out.  Opting for a radical surgical approach, Hanson had her bladder replaced by one doctors fashioned using a portion of her intestine. An upbeat Hanson called cancer a 'friggin monster', but said her new bladder '...is better than the real thing.'  That could mean fewer trips to the ladies room if and when the Stones tour again.
Mirror.co.uk

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