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Woman goes in for cancer surgery – but dances to Beyoncé with the surgeons first

September 16th, 2020

Our doctors and nurses deserve a break from their stressful work, and of course, our patients deserve to have some time to take their minds off from a scary operation.

This video from 2013 proves that both patients and doctors can enjoy a nice time together.

This woman is a breast cancer patient and was about to go into a double mastectomy.

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This is Dr. Deborah Cohen, an obstetrician and gynecologist from San Francisco.

She is also a mother-of-two and a breast cancer patient who was about to go under the knife for a double mastectomy. Needless to say, it’s a very stressful situation for any person to find themselves in.

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However, before her big surgery at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Dr. Deborah invited the doctors and nurses to the operating room for a wonderful dance party.

In her online blog, she wrote what she hoped to happen in the hospital and even urged the ones who read her blog to turn on their speakers and dance along with her.

They were all dancing to a Beyoncé tune to add some energy to the room—but just look at them go!

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Dr. Deborah’s wish came true on November 5, 2013—for people to dance with her just minutes before the big operation.

The doctors and nurses danced their hearts out while playing Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied.” Surely, some of her family and friends were able to dance with her from behind their screens. Watching them dance would make you think that no major surgery was about to happen in that room.

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Dr. Deborah’s groovy dance moves lifted everyone’s mood!

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Dr. Deborah was quite the dancer herself.

You could tell from the way she busted some slick moves of her own while she was in her hospital gown. She would happily spin around, showing off her sassy dance moves while the doctors and nurses backed her up with their own. It was truly like a dance disco party in the operation room!

She quickly became an online sensation after someone uploaded the clip to YouTube.

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The YouTube clip gained 8.4 million views after it was uploaded on November 9, 2013.

Moreover, her energy and enthusiasm were able to lift everybody’s spirits, as dancing was purely a wonderful way to inspire other patients like her. “Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies,” Dr. Deborah wrote on her blog. After the surgery, Dr. Deborah relaxed and spent her time recovering at home with her two kids.

Without a doubt, going into surgery is definitely a scary experience.

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Cancer is a deadly disease and when it gets more serious, treatment and surgeries become a life-or-death situation.

It is scary to go to the operation room thinking that one might not make it out alive on the other side. Even so, just as what Dr. Deborah showed, positivity is a great way to combat this scary disease. With this 2013 video, even now she continues to inspire countless cancer patients to manage their fear by doing something positive—which is for her was dancing. “Dance is my medicine,” she wrote.

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Needless to say, this entire video is so inspiring!

We need more doctors to spread this kind of positivity for patients that are struggling.

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