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News Update: Pioneering San Diego Policewoman Beats Cancer at Scripps

Street patrol experience aided breast cancer fight

Janet Chelberg-Burgess siiting on the hood of a San Diego Police vehicle, circa 1977.

Janet Chelberg-Burgess, circa 1977

Street patrol experience aided breast cancer fight

Various news outlets recently covered the inspiring story of Janet Chelberg-Burgess, who recently completed breast cancer treatments at Scripps. Chelberg-Burgess was among the first female San Diego Police Department officers to work street patrol duty, and she said her training -- and her love of boogie boarding -- helped tremendously during her journey toward beating the disease.

Read the San Diego Union-Tribune story: Her One-Two Punch Fights Cancer

Read the La Jolla Light article: Scripps Patient Shares her Breast Cancer Survival Story

View the Mission Times Courier coverage: San Carlos Resident Beats Breast Cancer

The original KUSI video, titled "Retired Police Officer Makes Heroic Push Through Breast Cancer at Scripps," is not available at this time.

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