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Reagan daughter Maureen in life battle with cancer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and actress Jane Wyman, is hospitalized and undergoing whole brain radiation for melanoma that has now spread to her brain, her husband said.

Reagan, 60, is battling for her life at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, near the family's Northern California home, her husband of 20 years, Dennis C. Revell, told the Associated Press early today.

"She believes that there are many factors that help a person survive, from the power of one's faith and prayers to support of family and friends to the quality of one's medical care to maintaining a positive attitude," Revell said.

Last November, a golf ball-size malignant tumor was discovered in her right pubic bone and she underwent 3 1/2 months of aggressive biochemotherapy treatments at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica.