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Nancy Burpee has overcome impossible challenges
all her life. The latest was lung cancer.
Nancy Burpee has been swimming competitively all her life. Not only
against other elite swimmers, but also against a rare connective tissue
disease. Then she faced her greatest challenge: lung cancer.
Nancy was told she faced a choice: either major invasive surgery or wait
and see if the tumor would shrink. Instead, she turned to NYU Winthrop
Hospital and Dr. Laurence Spier, one of the country’s top robotic lung
surgeons. Dr. Spier not only removed the tumor without removing the
entire lung, he was able to “tease” her lung free from the chest wall. Nancy
was amazed at the improvement in her breathing and stamina. In just three
weeks, she was back in the pool, swimming faster than she had in years.
Thanks to NYU Winthrop, Nancy is still competing. And in all the ways that
count, she remains undefeated. To learn more, call 1-866-WINTHROP, or
259 First Street, Mineola, New York 11501 • 1.866.WINTHROP • nyuwinthrop.org