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Deb Abrahamson blames mining pollution for her cancer, keeps fighting toxic legacy on Spokane reservation


December 2, 2019

Even when Deb Abrahamson talks about herself – about being diagnosed with a cancerous, newborn-sized tumor in her uterus, about the misdiagnoses leading up to that, about the new tumor that now stretches from “hip bone to hip bone,” about how there’s no cure – she’s thinking about her community.

“But the thing is,” she said on a recent afternoon, “a lot of people on the reservation, they’ve experienced the same thing.”


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