October 12th, 2012

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer, Twice

By Kelley Luckstein

Ovarian cancer is often called a silent killer because the early symptoms are vague and can be confused for signs of other conditions. Cindy Weiss received the dreaded diagnosis twice. Cindy Weiss of Jacksonville,  Fla., was in her thirties when her doctor told her something no woman wants to hear. She was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and needed an immediate treatment: a hysterectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy…For two years after surgery, Weiss was cancer-free, but she knew not to ignore it when one day she just didn’t feel right. The cancer had returned. Six months of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic left her, once again, cancer-free, and it's now been five years since her second diagnosis.

 

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Tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Everyday Health, hysterectomy, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Ovarian Cancer, radiation

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