Three local cancer survivors will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" this Sunday to voice their strong opposition to recent calls for same-day mastectomies.
A number of managed health care organizations have advocated same-day procedures as a way to keep health costs down. Some doctors have said the procedure can now be done safely in a single day.
But Hagerstown residents Sunny England, Quincy Kohler and Nancy Younker, all members of a cancer support group, say that is simply too little time.
"We said that we thought it was not a good idea, both medically and emotionally," England said. "It's very traumatic. It's a mutilation."