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Chinese turn to U.S. doctors for second opinions

KUNMING, China - The doctor told Renee Gao's parents that the tumor in their teenager's chest wasn't disappearing. The girl would need a costly operation that could leave her sterile - if she survived.

Then he ushered them out.

Gao Jiang and Yu Wenmei had dragged their ailing daughter across this capital city of the southern province of Yunnan, then north to the best cancer hospitals in Sichuan and Beijing. The family stood in hours-long lines and called in favors from colleagues at Gao's life insurance company to speed up the wait. But no one would tell them why the cure for their 16-year-old's lymphoma might threaten

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