Robert Schimmel: Laughing With The Cancer Support Group

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Editor's note: Robert Schimmel died Sept. 3, 2010 from injuries suffered in a car accident in Phoenix. Here is his obituary in The New York Times.

Comedian Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with Stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000. So what's a funny man to do but make jokes about it?

Last year Schimmel published a book, "Cancer on $5 a Day," exploring how humor helped him through his fight with the disease. Listen to him read an excerpt about sharing his love of laughs with his chemo support group.

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