The Clan of One-Breasted Women

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The Clan of One-Breasted Women Class Discussion points. Biopsies-bi·op·sy : | An examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease. Helps to see how extent the disease is becoming.ma·lig·nan·cy 1. The state or presence of a malignant tumor; cancer. 2. A cancerous growth.tu·mor | 1. A swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant. 2. A swelling of any kind.sto·ic | A person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining. | ho·ri·zon | 1. The line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet. 2. The circular boundary of the part of the earth's surface visible from a particular point, ignoring irregularities and obstructions.Definition for downwinder: Web definitions: | Downwinders refers to individuals and communities who are exposed to radioactive contamination and/or nuclear fallout from atmospheric.. | | The Clan of onebreasted women“The Clan of One-Breasted Women” Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the “The Clan of One-Breasted Women”, criticizes the United States’ government for being deceitful about the causes and effects nuclear testing has on humans. Williams is a Mormon belonging to a clan of one-breasted women. Her mother, grandmother, and six aunts suffered from mastectomies. Seven are dead and only two survived due to the completion of chemotherapy and radiation. For years as long as she could remember, Williams had a dream about seeing a bright light in the night at the desert. When talking to her dad one day, she was told that she really saw the light and it wasn’t a dream. The light was in fact the result of an atomic testing in Nevada on September 7, 1957. It was at this point that Williams had realized why so many of her family members
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