Cancer Patient Dances Her Way into Operating Room

Deb Cohan took a decidedly upbeat approach to getting a double mastectomy by dancing her way into the O.R. INSIDE EDITION has the inspirational story.

Here is a story assured to inspire people all across America—a cancer patient, who was about to undergo a double mastectomy, prepared for her life-changing surgery by dancing in the operating room with the entire medical team.

She puts her hands on her hips, peels off the sleeve of her hospital gown, twirls it in the air, and even shimmies with the nurses. They danced to Beyoncé's "Get Me Bodied."

The dancing patient, Deb Cohan, is a doctor herself. She is a gynecologist and a mother of two.

She says she wanted to dance right before her double mastectomy at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco in order to transform "the solemn space of a hospital into a vibrant healing ward."

Cohan even asked her family and friends to make their own dancing videos. She said, “I have visions of a healing video montage" to watch during recovery.

In response to her request, various video clips were enthusiastically made. Some of these dancing videos include hospital staffers letting loose in the hallway, two of Cohan's dear friends joining in from Atlanta, as well as a family and their dog dancing in Connecticut.

At the end of Cohan's dance, she gave each of the operating room nurses a hug.

INSIDE EDITION is happy to report that her operation went well, with one of her friends writing, "Deb's surgery was very successful. No visible lymph node involvement. She's in good spirits. Already did some walking. Amazing."

Cohan's story is truly amazing, inspirational, and so much more.