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Rehnquist Recovering from Cancer Treatment

Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is recovering from a tracheotomy performed over the weekend as part of his treatment for thyroid cancer. Some cancer researchers say the surgery suggests he may have an aggressive form of the disease. Hear NPR's Patricia Neighmond.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.