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Former First Lady Betty Ford remembered for opening discussion about breast cancer

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The body of Betty Ford was placed on an Air Force jet for a final trip to Michigan, where the former first lady is to be laid to rest next to her late husband, President Gerald R. Ford. During her life Ford brought much attention to breast cancer after she openly discussed her own mastecomy resulting from the disease. Brittany Wienke reports.

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